tv DW News Deutsche Welle November 16, 2019 9:00pm-9:16pm CET
here forever marriage to the ends justify the means. to jin's witnesses starts december 13th on g.w. . this is news live from the berlin one year of anger in the streets of france demonstrations across the country marked the anniversary of the yellow vest movement least respond with water cannons and tear gas as fires and violence there and parents also coming up germany's green wave the green party is surging in the polls thanks in part to its popular pair of the top 10 the greens eventually step
into the uncle americal shoes. and also in the show we go to west africa to take a look at an unusual project former fighters in sierra leone are using as a way of coping with the long term effects of the devastating civil. i'm call naslund welcome to the program a fiery anniversary today in france as yellow best protesters mark one year of their grassroots movement there were demonstrations today across france including in paris where violence flared police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowds the movement's has waned recently with far fewer people turning turning turning up for the weekly marches but still one year on activist insists they won't give up. their numbers have dropped since they peaks last year but
france's yellow vest protesters are still determined to take a stand against inequality and high living costs the movement's 1st anniversary saw the now familiar confrontation with riot police on the streets of paris. i couldn't even breathe there was some much tear gas if the guy from mcdonald's hadn't opened the door for me i'd be on my way to hospital these imbeciles keep firing tear gas that has as it the yellow vests want to make it clear to president emanuel macron that they haven't gone away a new poll shows more than half the french population support them. we're still in exactly the same place but we won't give up we will fight for apaches think power for them to stop and placing taxes on us the little ones because we're fed up of dying in silence while they sleep has been coming here every saturday from the beginning and as you can see we're good to go on for
a 2nd year because there's nothing nothing nothing yet yet yet again. despite these latest disturbances the movement has lost momentum that's partly because mike ross softened his stance and offered billions in state aid and tax cuts he also scrapped plans for a massively unpopular increase in fuel tax but more unrest is likely before the year is out unions have called mass strikes early next month to protest against proposed pension reforms. lisa lewis has been covering those protests in paris for us she says while the crowds might be smaller the anger in the streets is not. today's one year anniversary of the yellow this movement so thousands of people turnout across france there were clashes between the police and protesters here in the capital paris and in other cities and it's clear that the underlying anger that triggered the movement in the 1st place is still very much there however the number
of protesters has gone down drastically and according to one poll a majority of the french don't want the movement to regain traction and even though those who are still there protesting are determined to continue their demonstrations the government also seems determined to continue its reforms and to not be deterred by few 1000 protesters. there in paris now brains may be an opposition party but they've been riding a wave of support and are currently polling in 2nd place one big factor in rises growing concern over climate change another is the parties co-leaders who have united their base and expanded it as well the party still struggles in germany's east and in areas where voters fear that climate change will hurt local industries but still it's likely a force to be reckoned with in the next national election. flowers for the winner
the greens reelected and their book as co-leader with 97 point one percent of the vote thank you thank you i accept the result i'm speechless and close to tears thank you. no leader of the greens has ever been elected by such a margin before in her acceptance speech stressed the goal of her she's in a carbon neutral economy and society. immersed in darfur we have to assure that the ecological transformation is the social ecological transformation that works for all people for all people in this society thank you. delegates also reelected told the topic of books partner in leadership he told delegates he wants to open the greens to wider electorates. different we can't allow ourselves to be rigid we have to listen to legitimate criticism and always be ready to talk to everybody. a couple of the questions remain unanswered should degree's propose
a candidate for chancellor in the next election and who should that be but it was clear that the party feels ready to govern. it should be exposed are you we are growing into a new role and that is not just to participate in government but to provide leadership so i don't i mean. by reelecting babycham tabak germany's greens have demonstrated confidence that they have to leaders to meet that challenge. corresponding caught up with after her reelection. thank you for joining us today the greens are still flying high in the polls here in germany in 2nd position what do you plan to do to make sure that the party can keep that momentum going ahead of the 2021 election. keep on going what we have tried in the last 3 years that we didn't look what are the others doing the social democrats or the conservatives i'm just. reacting to their proposal about bringing our own proposal with regard to fair housing in cities
which is a big problem in germany with regard to the economy and the question how do we get our economy carbon free and the question. especially a rural area as we have tried to put in the middle of our politics and who are white say not everyone in the last election is going to try to keep you on this track we heard from your colleague as well yesterday speaking about the end of the merkel era that's upon us how do you see the green party shaping the future of germany in the future of germany's role in terms of on the international stage but also specifically in the european union. we need definitely more european engagement where so many proposals on the floor regard to the european union is specially investing into the future of the european union and germany has been very reluctant over the last year and this is a big problem and that's why we propose that they have to be
a big fun course in the european union investment of infrastructure but also making the banking system secure against the next crisis. and to engage also in the question of agricultural policy where the most of the money goes into it. and looking ahead now it's the 1000000 euro question right now do you see yourself as the next chancellor of germany while this is not already paid because you don't even have the election coming up it's supposed to be in 2021 and we focus on the question which on the table right now thank you very much i think you. are now to some of the other stories making news around the world thousands of protesters have gathered in the czech capital prong to call on prime minister under a bobbish to step down opposition groups say the billionaire prime minister profits from his political office the rally coincided with the 30th anniversary of the velvet revolution that ended communist rule. at least one person has been killed
during protests in iran the unrest erupted after a surprise decision by the government to raise fuel prices by 50 percent and introduce rationing protestors blocked traffic in tehran while in other parts of the country police fired tear gas at demonstrations. people in the bella reuss will elect a new parliament on sunday elections there though usually provide a few surprises as president alexander lukashenko has help our unopposed for 25 years top opposition candidates have been kept off the ballots meaning that only those loyal to look send chance of winning any seats in recent years there's been a sharp deterioration in relations with russia and many. especially young people are now looking west for support. arianna as a student in minsk she dreams of having the kind of life the people in the e.u. have she says the e.u.
has a stronger economy better pay and a higher standard of living she's currently writing her dissertation and would then like to go to poland to continue study more you go out for whatever reason many people say that things are bad in batteries but why i would like to find the reasons and then decide whether i want to live here or if i prefer another country . bella ruse has historically had close links to russia but it is gradually developed a distinct national identity as indicated by the street signs which are now in belorussian instead of russian. the government's also working to improve ties with the e.u. what arianna would really welcome though is a less autocratic form of leadership in her country. i don't have much to do with politics and i also don't want to but what's the point if it's people from the top who decide not the public shared know this.
although parliamentary elections take place on sunday election posters are scarce like here at this small market place in the town of very xeno but the elections are a waste and they've already been decided on without a malaria thinks his country's relationship with russia is important but he also has concerns the retired lawyer says his son can't find any work. for me my son has completed 2 higher education courses but can't put them into practice in this country. he had to work for 4 years in russia then returned home and still can't get work in his field you know what will post that sadness to that his small campaign stand em all shanker seems to be the only one who wants to meet the candidate but the candidate doesn't show up. believes belarus could look both east and west to secure a more prosperous future. the ties to russia need to be developed but of
course they should also be improving ties with all countries including western ones and the european union. president alexander look at does seem to be playing both sides now seen here on the left in him self only with his eastern neighbors but he has frequently held talks with the e.u. leaders in recent years for many young people in minsk lucas' cinco and his politics make little difference they just want to get ahead and if that can't happen in bella ruse they'll make it happen elsewhere on sierra leone soldiers have found a novel way to tackle post traumatic stress disorder and the country still shaped by a traumatic civil war and the bowl outbreak some soldiers are using yoga to help put the past behind. you create problems for yourself the end of the. people why do you
do. yoga mats fit young people in sports kit and a charismatic instructor but this is no ordinary yoga class these are sierra leonean soldiers and they're confronting a dark past. i still get i'm still traumatized but am now able to control it because of how you're going to transform me i'm a new person sierra leonean society bears deep scars civil war raged in the 1990 s. and 2000 rebel groups recruited young children as fighters in 2014 bowler struck cells and lost their lives or their loved ones the mental wounds linger on. using yoga to manage depression and trauma is the brainchild of army sergeant felix and moosa. night. by new gate i think. you don't always think about what has passed you think of all the
present to me that is what i always tell and forget about what. you are i know you saw a lot quite a long day. think about what you are presently doing. yoga was virtually unknown in sierra leone but to us study convinced the army it could help combat tense with depression and p.t.s.d. . did. this you guys want to go to. forgettable to what we've been seeing what you've been doing 5 years after the yoga project started here it is providing respite for many long term it provides them with the hope of a path to recovery. are the reminder of the top story that we're tracking for you at this hour violent
protests on the streets of paris demonstrations in the capital and other french cities more anniversary of the best movements and police respond with water cannons and tear gas. you watching news live from berlin up next on world stories be follow these students biting for political reform and she like don't forget of the meantime all the latest news and information around the clock on our web site that's dot com i'm carl aspen thanks washington. shashank and this is new ball speaking when i come to the show with yeah ya. concerts with the mistress guests.