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discovered. subscribe to. documentary. this is g.w. news africa on the program today gunshots and danced in lagos peaceful demonstrators fired on in the heart of nigeria's commercial capital and their alfre has been heard around the world. these people are peaceful people people are having to run their shooting at them at the markets ok i hope for is easy initially came to no one was killed in the protest but then 7 off a bus was song but. this is events. when you go
because i couldn't stay over the system to the bank honestly. i. hello i'm christine $1.00 welcome to the program protesters in nigeria's most populous city lagos all back on the streets to demonstrate against police brutality that's in spite of the government could if you imposed off to protest and violence on tuesday security forces opened fire rights group amnesty international said several people were killed and many of those injured the incident has sparked global outrage and ignited fresh anger among a growing movement chalfie young nigerians. they came out in defiance of a curfew and after dusk the trouble stop. then you know green uniforms was seen
setting up barriers surrounding the area and eyewitnesses saw c.c.t.v. cameras and street lighting being disabled god then suddenly gunshots. i threw them sooner thank you for your sincere huge people outside the tollgate started taking cover down down sit down thank you. bro thank. you a d w news crew who were on the scene were forced to take shelter next to their vehicle . think. the army has denied responsibility claiming reports of soldiers being involved were fake news but footage of the shooting quickly made its way into social media. please tell people please tell people people are going to run they're shooting at them ability to. see the day after the shooting and nigeria is in shock the government has
promised an investigation into what happened but protesters don't have too much trust in authorities at the moment. as we mentioned in that report a.t.w. news team was caught up in last night's events and had to take cover when the shooting began funny a child was there and she told us about their experiences everything started as usual for the past 2 weeks of this particular site here in the torrey island very close to our studio peaceful protesters chanting that they want an end to police brutality they were chanting that they're going to defy the curfew that was just in place for 24 hours but what happened next the dynamic started to change that's when people dressed in camouflage gone in there and all clear by the military or what kind of nigerian security forces and this side in this started to shoot. the
shooting continued right some time my team and me found a way to hunker down and that's where we stood for that's where we were laying down for at least an hour and we could witness from that situation from that point of the size what was going on on around us and that was chaos that was panic it was a huge mass. so how did things all began at the start of this month when a video went viral on social media allegedly showing an officer from the police unit saw all special anti robbery squad image of the killing a man in the southern delta state now the saws unit that has long faced accusations of brutality and the video triggered protests in delta state that soon spread to the commercial capital lagos now on october 8th protest as in lagos camped outside the city's government house overnight 2 days later a protester was shot dead by police and all you'll state on the same day police violently dispersed protest is in the capital of. by now nigerians who are
protesting all over the country and of the rallying cry and saz the same hash tag trending on global twitter on october 11th president mohamed do bihari announce the disbanding off the police units size but that wasn't enough to call the outrage and people continue to protest. let's go over to deeds of use west africa correspondent fred move on you he is in lagos hi fred these protests began over police brutality but it's about more than that now isn't it. yeah you're right christine there are protests as you mentioned they started when protesters were demanding the state to disband this police unit and the government did just that and then they went ahead to demand the
form of the. whole port in general and the government promised that they're going to look into this but then a christian out there is a problem of the mistrust because the protesters are saying that we have been asking these changes for so many as the government didn't do anything and that's why the protest as continue to be on the streets demanding more but also if you really want to look at nigeria the current. with this current situation there is more problems than just these. police there is corruption in security agencies there is unemployment and i think this this point of time young people are so angry and they want to see things changing right so what have you heard from the protesters are going to continue demonstrating you know some were ousted a. christian this is like forget
about what happened last night where security forces opened fire against protesters and several people injured and there are reports that others have been killed. there not willing to stand there have been a couple of protests in the mainland of course where protesters there have been running battles between the security forces and protesters and this is happening at the time the government has imposed a curfew so they are not willing to stop protesting until the government meets their demands. ok and very quickly frayed have we heard any reaction from regional bodies ecowas to a you on the developments. that's a good question there have been nothing nothing completely we have heard from international we have heard from
a human rights watch we have heard from either you commenting on the on these issues in nigeria we have even harder reaction from the un secretary-general but we haven't had anything from a you from a cause and some people have been. more king the president of ghana who is the current chair of course saying that during the protests. after the killing of george freud the guy named president was one of the people that went out there to condemn the killing of judge freud and also to create the records martyr but this moment there's nothing from african board these condemning what is happening in nigeria ok ok that's great moving in lagos thank you for it. and even more on this story i'm joined by alan nathan john he is a nigerian although welcome to the deadly news africa nathan what do you make of
what we've been witnessing in your country over the last few weeks. thank you over the last few weeks we've seen a trust deficit people go into an open confrontation with nigerian security forces and abled by the prominence of lagos as the epicenter of this latest unleashing of violence by the nigerian military that unfortunately is a straight out of the playbook of security forces we know that this is a pattern in 1909 they opened fire on dozens of people in already by else i did the savings i could be on benghazi in 2014 they killed 33 shiites in zaria city and killed 347 between december 12 and 14 in 2015 and bury them in mosque raves now. and they have they must be shocked to see this kind of reaction because they did not expect that it would go this viral international right that's why they
were emboldened to do what they did because they've done this not once not twice this is a normal standard operation for the niger and security forces alan nathan this was initially about police reform and as all correspondence made was saying there are more issues here beyond the police reform what kind of reform does your country needs. trust the social contract if there ever was one is broken and this would be a great place to start treaty formulas elevate the none just to ship will parts of the nigerian constitution which specify the basic objectives of government and elevates the something beyond the mere suggestion which does not nigerians mustn't he also with the larger structural issues around trying to listen and its limits should states for example have a state police is community policing better be able to kind of help provide more accountability around policing and all of that can the government the government be
pushed to invest more in education and can can the states take a greater role in educating in providing qualitative education right way to citizens and very importantly can we begin to stem this this rampant corruption that allows. stealing of resources that should go to for example making our police making up police have good salaries out nathan the messenger actually because i only have time for one mall but there quicky that this mass mobilization of young people it's a 1st for nigeria in modern history how powerful do you reckon this movement is. i think it's very powerful because especially because this is happening in places like lagos and the judge which usually is not the case we've had people mobilize for different reasons we had the occupy niger protests we had the protests that
followed the cancellation of peaceful elections in like 92 but this is the 1st time in the commercial capital young people have. you know they're armed with resources own eyes ational skills and connections to the outside world and we can record all of these things as they are happening and we can have responses i think this is a beginning and that youth have tasted what it means to be able to hold their government to account and if right if for nothing this concept atone for. holding government to account to account and pushing for greater and greater reform because it is possible it is possible to shine a light in this in this matter right that's all nathan john thank you for that. my pleasure. and that is it for now be sure to check out how other stories on forward slash africa we're also on facebook and on twitter after day we'll leave you with images of the demonstrations in nigeria so brutally suppressed see you next time
. how much work can really do that. we still have time to a. subset. of subscribers like this. welcome to news from the world of culture over 60 priceless artworks and ancient artifacts have been damaged here in berlin in a number of museums more all my story in just a minute also coming out today. a german short film the beauty is. this year's international student. animation. and in meet the germans today rachael stood tells us about some surprising things that i'm
not allowed here in germany. but we begin with the extraordinary news that nearly 3 weeks ago on october the. german unification public holiday a large number of artworks were deliberately damaged in museums in berlin however this was kept secret until a national newspaper got wind of it on changed we've been down to the city's museum island to investigate. some of the damage is clearly visible like on these egyptian site coffer guy on the 3rd of october a total of $63.00 artworks and artifacts in 4 museums were vandalized with an oily liquid investigations are still ongoing and the extent of the damage remains far from clear police only said the liquid was transparent and not corrosive authorities say they're at a loss as to how when by whom and why the crimes were committed the museums do have
security cameras but. if somebody doesn't say fire a water pistol and you see it but instead they smear something in a concealed way then you might not see on the camera that there's liquid on the floor or in the object. of the. police informed the public more than 2 weeks after the incident and only after media reports broke on tuesday as part of their search for witnesses they have now written e-mails to more than $600.00 ticket holders but at least 3000 people visited museum island on that day and there is no confession note speculation quickly focused on a group supporting germany's most notorious conspiracy theorist a man man has previously said calls for attacks on the museum's because of what he calls satanist artifacts there the museums distance themselves this summer with corresponding flags still flying. they are we don't want to participate in such speculation we're investigating in every regard all directions i don't lift all.
the lanes museum island is considered one of the most presses art collections in europe that directors say the security concept is currently being reviewed. for more on that story my colleague adrian kennedy is here now what do we know agent about the extent of this damage well as we heard over 60 exhibit free museums have been named the outearned that's now calorie the noir museum the pergamon museum these are all on balance famous museum island will which is a world heritage site just how serious the damage is is not 100 percent clear the damage is visible and of course a 200 year old painting is very sensitive indeed. this all happened on or so the 3rd very important day here in germany is german unity day but it has come out through the press there was no statement by the police 3 weeks ago or
nearly 3 weeks so that's why the police say they kept it under wraps in order not to jeopardize the investigation the national newspaper site broke the story it seems that they probably got wind of the story when investigators started trying to contact people who had been at the museums on the day in question now as we heard in the reports from the press have started to link the attack to this guy attila who. is a well known controversial figure here in germany but tell us a bit more about him yes he is very controversial this is a huge man a celebrity chef and offer a very can cook book so it's been a prominent 990 and it has organized demonstrations against covert restrictions some of his. protest took place on the steps of the outer museum just around the corner prompting the foundation to distance itself from a man with
a statement against and he sent his i'm one of the many wild conspiracy theories hilda math is that this pergamon museum is the center of a satanist cult he's also recently posted a rants on the telegram messenger service where he has $100000.00 followers making a bizarre claim about the german chancellor and schumann sacrifices that were taking place at after closing time completely unfounded completely untrue and as you say stream lee bizarre but he's not yet been named as a suspect no absolute no this is just press speculation the place of only said that they are investigating all possibilities they say they haven't mentioned motive of course most attacks like this are carried out by people with psychological problems or by criminals demanding a ransom political actions are usually accompanied by
a claim of responsibility that wasn't the case here but of course this all right is very serious questions about security at early news seems that museums in germany after multi $1000000.00 theft in dressed in green votes last year and in 27 saying at the botha museum right there on museum island in 27 st ok adrian thank you for that round up are over 60 artworks vandalized smeared with some sort of oil in 3 major museums are on german you see date will keep you up to date with that this is obviously great we're going to find out a lot more about that right the most significant prizes for young filmmakers around the world the student oscars have just been awarded in los angeles in. of course of the actual ceremony the international student oscar for animation is being won by
director pascal shapely from the bad move looking back film academy not the school's 1st oscar indeed it is considered a real talent factory for special effects the short film the beauty is certainly very topical. beauty takes us on a journey into the depths of the ocean to get a watch a little longer. and you realize it's no documentary but a parable fees for about pollution. good sides to starring characters made of plastic waste and just. the basic concept was to tell the story poetically and with irony. all the videos you see featuring distressed whales and turtles are so shocking and somebody i have the feeling we've become emotionally immune. filming and post production took
a year and a half. the characters like the pufferfish made a bubble wrap. this school of fish made of flip flops where digitally animated and later integrated into night action underwater footage . i think the concept only works if it looks realistic if it makes you believe that that's what really a moon made of a car tire that just swam by. shelby's photo realistic aquatic fantasy invites us to suspend our disbelief and dive into a world in which nature and waste deal with police by entering into a supernatural symbiosis but the film doesn't spare. the harsh reality. it ends with a look at the ever growing forest of synthetic refugees it's gradually suffocating
operations and everything that lives in them. has rightfully won accolades the international students propels cosco shelby's arts the appeal to save the seeds into the running for the best animated short in the main oscars competition. now it's no secret that the germans like their rules which some of which to be honest can be quite useful at times sometimes not for instance there are times when you can't dance or both along so we'd meet the germans today here's our very own rachel stewart to explain a few quirky dues and don'ts to keep you on the right side of the law. like i do you want to stay on the right side of the door in germany well there are
a few things you probably didn't realize a band. every sunday is a quiet day the law states you can only do d.i.y. if it doesn't involve any drilling hammering or banging so i guess that leaves doing other bit not to playing that music to sight glass and skateboarding noisily . don't even think about knowing these rules usually apply on public holidays too as well as certain times of the afternoon and evening depending on region or law. in germany it can really pay to hold your tongue insulting somebody can land you a hefty fine off after one year in jail there's examples from real court cases. you have design of the. proof spit up. the more you learn the more you pay a professional footballer recently received a 25000 your fine for insulting
a pensioner in a cup of germans are extremely m.v.d. and when it comes to pedestrian crossing and i wonder walking across the street when the light is red because man you are on the spot fine of 510 you are a new driver can even have that probation period extended by 2 years for walking and. you know sometimes i think rachel is a bit boring wouldn't it be great to be called something cool like princess asparagus oh hold it right there in germany you can only change your name if you have a really really good reason for it like no one can pronounce it or caused you psychological distress when getting married only one partner can take a double barreled senate and when in your children there are various legal precedents to like well the name of the easily recognizable as the 1st so that's why there's not very many baby in one of those not is running around you know names will be harmful to the child anyway fair enough up until 2008 the name also had to make it clear whether the child was made of the male but that's not the case anymore let me say 21st century the titles like lord of princess are still.
stuck away from. i'm not even allowed to watch my own car in front of my own home so it was good for the water containing dirt grease and cleaning chemicals to make its way into the groundwater and eventually into rivers and lakes the south a possible fine of thousands of yours and had her professional car wash up to comply with strict rules when disposing of the water the next time i remember it was out of line. also episodes of meet the germans on our website d w dot com slash captcha finally british musician spencer davis passed away on choose to aged 81 while being treated for pneumonia in hospital this president his group was one of the great bands of the sixty's the popularize rhythm and blues hit in europe here's a clip of him on a d.-w. show back in 9908 singing one of his greatest hits keep on running.
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