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ali gassed trying to. buy from. this is d.w. news live from berlin hong kong authorities invoke emergency towers in a bid to and months of under arrest mass transit is suspended and a ban on face masks takes effect the protesters remain defiant get the latest from our correspondent in hong kong. also coming up. another day of deadly
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unrest in iraq as the country faces its worst crisis since the defeat of islamic state with dozens killed in 4 days of rioting people are calling on iraq's leaders to hear their demands. and ukrainian women have want the freedom to let their hair down and leave their headscarves at home but it's against the law in iran and can bring fears consequences we'll take a look at why some women are defying the will anyway. omarion i haven't seen it's good to have you with us. we begin in hong kong where protesters have been to find a government ban on wearing face masks to conceal their identity hundreds of people have formed human chains with their faces covered risking jail and hefty fines the
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city's subway and many shops remained closed after a night of violence on friday there were more clashes today as police confronted masked protestors we spoke to some of the demonstrators who hit the streets today and asked why they decided to defy the facemask ban. to the time you go. to numerous rallies before but i never wore a mask are wearing a mask today not because i want to hide my identity but to express my anger towards this law. when you know i think that the problems should be resolved politically the government should find solutions instead of imposing more regulation else does or not to mask law now there might be a curfew in future there not solutions the real issue is discontent with the government the boss has to be talk old. your dog on your part when you go to one store or store it is introduced emergency powers they can enact any law at any time
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to time or i'm very concerned that all our freedoms will be eroded so i guess that's why i'm standing up to resist a lot today which are they hope. it's normal to wear masks what the government's doing is nonsense they have the worst of the truth these are rights they have no power to ban them to buy. charlie charles until is monitoring developments in hong kong for us and she joins us now for the latest so charlotte we can see where you are it's now night time are you seeing any indication that there's going to be a repeat of the kind of violence we saw on friday night. mariana just a short time ago this area just behind me was absolutely packed with riot police they've been clearing this area alone of protesters the number of police vehicles
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though watertown and tanks as well they haven't been used to so far no tear gas has been fired yet in the area but the police came onto the streets after a number of people gathered outside a police station many of them defining that mosque and wearing their face masks as they were yelling chaunce at the police it does feel like tonight could turn into some more of the violence that we've seen not only last night but in in previous week this hound though been a relatively peaceful day so far the human chains the marches through hong kong have remained he spoke so it could of course slip into of violence as the night goes on but a lot of people here it seems a waiting to see what happens next no one really knows how exactly the police are going to enforce that ban on the face must just feel like this is their tipping point at the moment with both protesters and police waiting to see who are. what we
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are seeing pictures of riot police gathering sharlie you mentioned many people defining the ban on face mask they are on the streets wearing masks have you seen any arrests or other consequences so far. as far as we've heard no arrests have been confirmed so far this evening although of course if there are any arrests that are linked to people wearing these base mosques everyone here is well aware that they face up to a year in prison and to have fun as well they will of course be very quick arrestees out to happen exactly what was there been more than 2000 arrests in the 4 months of this protest movement for a multitude of reasons include. police they say rioting which carries up to 10 years in prison what we have seen circulating on social media though is the 1st evidence of police trying to crack down it would appear on people wearing face mask
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there's a video that's going viral of the most moving showing riot police advancing on a young man a woman who was wearing a space last it doesn't appear that they were arrested but they were very visibly shaken by that people here that taking that as an example of police trying to crack down on that ban already in 24 hours after it was them it's. all charlotte friday of course there was lots of vandalism on train stations beijing businesses were ransacked and attacked by pro-democracy protesters now hong kong's leader kerry lamb issued a statement in the wake of all of that what was her message and how's it been received by the public. will carry once again condemned the protest of the people here that with no major surprise she's been doing that since this movement began which she did say with the last night was a dark night for hong kong and hong kong is hot paralyzing by the protests that
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have been happy happening so far were godless the very people here hold responsible for that i think most people can agree that indeed hong kong is paralyzed by this movement that with thing at the moment shops here shut down early train stations closed as well this is very much. on edge like this are i do w. charlotte charleston pill bringing us up to date with events in hong kong we thank you so much for that. let's turn our attention to iraq now which has been shaken by more violent protests security forces in baghdad again opened fire on protesters who are demonstrating for a 4th day against unemployment poor public services and corruption since tuesday at least 70 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in unrest across the country. are a moment of 1st bite from the violence iraqis enjoyed
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a day of calm after this week's clashes but security precautions remain in place the curfew may be lifted here but the danger of further on the west is in the air people young and old determined to bring about change when you have this you might not be on the loose protesters here they are holding anything in their hands except for iraqi flags. and they're calling for the most basic of rights employment public services that's what the wonderful young people who graduated from universities want today. it's the revolution of the hungry and courageous people it will hopefully open new doors for us god knows if the government is trustworthy or not. things are better now that the curfew has been removed. i hope the decisions by the government are applied on the ground because honestly the iraqi people are tired of promises.
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and. the violence came to a head on friday as gunshots rang out in the country south and in the capital where police reportedly fired directly at protesters. unrest across iraq has spread rapidly since tuesday without any apparent leadership or connection to a political course that tarion movement it's the big. challenge to prime minister abdul mahdi since the so-called islamic state was defeated 2 years ago on friday he said the protesters demands have been heard. now to some of the other stories making news around the world a grenade attack in indian administered kashmir has wounded at least 10 people in the southern city of and police blamed terrorists for the violence many people in kashmir have been angered by the government's decision to strip the muslim majority
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region of autonomy last august. iran has released an australian couple detained for spying australia's foreign ministers of the charges against the pair have been dropped after sensitive negotiations travel bloggers jolie king and mark fear can spend 3 months in jail for allegedly using a drone to take pictures of banned areas. for women in iran wearing a head scarf or he job is a legal requirement if not followed is punishable by a lengthy prison term but some iranian women are defying the rule and calling for greater freedoms for all women across the country. they're young they want freedom and they don't want to be forced to wear a headscarf these are rainy and women are making their views public. yasmeen filmed herself singing in the subway without a he job she was sentenced to 16 years. there's no way i'm going to wear he job why should i it's raining so beautifully. and another woman 20 year olds
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a bar scene here on the right was sentenced to 24 years for her video filmed without the job. more and more women are joining the movement against the compulsory job and so-called white wednesdays women protest together by holding up white head scarves they send their videos to us based iranian journalist and women's rights campaigner. she initiated the white wednesdays campaign compulsory a job is the main pillar of a religious dictatorship it's the the civil symbol of gender apartheid so that is why the government is very scared upon to compulsory a job movement and they took my family hostage because they want to keep the woman shot down. mrs shows us a picture of her brother the regime is targeting her family she fears that both her brother and her mother have been arrested to put pressure on her.
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brother center this video shortly before his arrest. the pressure on her family is increasing. they call us constantly trying to scare us. they want us to denounce you publicly. mussy has been in the u.s. since 2014 she couldn't remain in iran as women's rights activist she now has some 4000000 followers on social media which makes her a target for the regime. i think about my family a lot every day and sometimes i think about my going to just. because of my mother. but i'm sure the government are looking at me and that that's why i don't want to cry and i don't want to give up in this lawmaker republic of iran all women even schoolgirls are
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required to wear headscarves hardliners crackdown on those who refuse many say the issue is about much more than head scarves. is what it will then it is ok from the start the regime has been behind the compulsory he job cleaning it is prescribed by islam this idea has since been rejected by islamic scholars but the regime knows that if the job fails it will also bring down other barriers. oh that is precisely why i must see alina judd and her movement are determined to continue their fight against the oppression of women in iran. there has been complaints of empty seats of the world athletics championships in doha but that was not all worry and day 81 local athlete stole the show with his high flying act attracting the biggest crowd yet at the competition. for once in doha a packed house and crowd puller much as i sat by the same gave his composure it's something to celebrate he took gold in the high jump the 1st qatari title at the
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championships after a troubled tone and an outburst of immense local and personal pride i it was an evening that saw plenty of spectacle the leader mohammed of the united states was chasing her own world record in the final of the 400 meter hurdles voiced by the crowd she to claim gold and beat her best time to set a new world record of 52.16 seconds. the men's 3000 meter steeple chase ended in dramatic fashion as well ethiopian let me check their must seem set to take the title but a late surge saw the defending world champion consistent steep brutal of kenya pick his rival to the post by just a 100 of a 2nd. there was late not glory 2 for stephen god no of the bahamas in the men's
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400 meters his finishing time of 43.48 seconds is the 6th fastest runner in history to gold medal his 1st ever at the world championships. and you're up to date now on d w news i'll be back at the top of the hour with some more news for you in the meantime you can always get the latest news and information on our website just go to the deli dot com american and stephen thanks for watching. the sleep. carefully i don't know if this simply means you need to do
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