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the. corporate protests in new york face a fierce response from the police as the manhattan standoff leads to more than seventy arrests. america's rallies inspire worldwide action stuff holds breakout in several european cities as people there lash out over bearing the brunt of the cuts while the banks and to the profit. other news ukraine's former prime minister facing new charges soon after being sentenced to seven years behind bars for abuse of power when citing gas field russia. plus signs of change in the face of civil war syria's president promising a new constitution is the number killed in the drawn out conflict exceeds three
thousand. nine am and moscow i match reza bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news here on r t thousands of people in hundreds of cities around the world have been venting their fury against the greed of the big banks and the debt management inflicted by their governments inspired by the occupy wall street movement in manhattan protests took hold in europe asia and around the u.s. with some turning violent in new york there were dozens of arrests as police moved to contain the rally or he's losing cabinet has more from times square. i'm here in times square in new york city where this was the scene of a massive stand off by the occupy wall street protesters who were here on a peaceful demonstration trying to take their message nationwide as other cities have joined up in the road now what we saw here over the past few hours was
a massive standoff between the police and the protesters we saw all kinds of police officers out here riot police police on calgary fighting back here at city police counterterrorism unit officers which was very confusing for the crowd again this was a peaceful demonstration several thousands of protesters have marched here when we came here down to a forty sixth street we were essentially blocked off by the n.y.p.d. corralled in an area moved weren't able to move for several hours i saw several protesters arrested reportedly by the police department there was approximately seventy arrests this evening three of them i witnessed right here on forty seven forty six and seven protesters are sitting down peacefully the police said handcuff them slammed them to the ground a spam their faces in the ground they were not moving not really resisting arrest it was confusing why the actions were so severe so tough. the standoff between protesters and these products stream lee trance when the police officers doubled up
the barricades we were prevented from moving left or right we couldn't go up or down we could meet up with the bigger march which was actually taking place on forty second street now while things have calmed down there were several arrests as i said earlier it's very unclear what will develop from now but the police again extremely tense extremely aggressive with the protesters at one point with shahbaz of protesters reciting the first amendment to the police and still still we were told to get out of here even though there was no place to actually go things have calmed down now but we will be on the ground reporting for our team from times square this is to seek out. well it started in wall street spread it worldwide this weekend europe's major cities saw hundreds of thousands echo the protests against their government's austerity measures in rome riot police used tear gas and water cannons after violent protesters hijack a peaceful demonstration smashing bank windows and torching cars plumes of smoke
were seen a building near the coliseum and other parts of the city in britain police of london warded protesters efforts to set up tents outside the stock exchange several hundred activists echoed officers are preventing the more people from joining the route in berlin scuffles broke out outside the german parliament building when police removed demonstrators and food stalls. argues correspondents are on top of developments in europe's hotspots and you can follow them online. the police have been trying to disperse the last few remaining hundred homeschooled freights and says these people are on the streets of madrid today they believe that their voices are in fact. you can watch the on the spot reports from the european capitals logging on to our web site r t v dot com. published syria over what's being thought of as corporate blood and blood media looks set to grow even further for some that means more violence may also be likely. there is going to be some
kind of martyrdom in the near future we are going to see violence are rough we could argue that we already have the violence in this country with the police pepper spraying protesters with you know innocent teenage women and be you know but taunted you know on camera this is what the alternative media is showcasing right now again this is a revolution this is this is a change in psychology this is an evolution in human consciousness the people are waking up and we're demanding change this is no different from what we saw overseas in the middle east and northern africa the revolution has now come to the united states of america earlier i spoke with an occupy wall street activist in the u.s. who tells us it's high time for changes and how major corporations are treated because she says people's patience is running out bats. what we're facing now in the united states is a critical situation a dangerous situation which for plain terms are truly running the country they're
very flaky layout politics friends and that's why we're out on the streets all over america to say tell you that it's a corruption and graft within the business community that throttles over into the political situation it's a creative fine it's a time for people to really look closely at what the pressure points are on these politicians and on the corporation says as obama said you know he said some of the things they're doing is not illegal but they are immoral and that's really the the crux of when you have these him or are greedy pigs that are taking billions for their personal wealth and don't care when we have homeless all over the world that we have kids that don't have good education is that we have room set of the mouth and you have to grieve in pigs that the talk just keep sucking up more and more billions of dollars just for their pockets. are correspondents are keeping an eye on developments as people around the world make their feelings felt are these the sea kavanaugh that in new york we do that there are hundreds of people have to go
down town hall hundreds of police are lining up at real wages on the rallies from across the world drug that they are getting so stick with us. pain is not over for former ukrainian prime minister yulia timoshenko new charges were raised against her only a couple of days after being sentenced to seven years in prison for abuse of power on gas deals with russia her convictions you international anger from russia the e.u. and united states artie's like sarah shouts he has been following the case. judgment day for ukraine's democracy that was how some dubbed events in a key of court this week where former prime minister yulia timoshenko was awaiting the verdict over her a legit shady dealings in a gas deal with russia supporters took to the streets in her defense before being dispersed by the police. three months of nonstop protests surrounding the case culminated in the biggest reminder yet of the orange revolution the two thousand
and four uprising which made him a shango a household name. now as then there were tens of thousands in the streets and they could anger and even naked activists this group staging an other topless demonstration against all sides in the dispute and the main drama was inside the court especially after the judge's controversial verdict what good has ruled that yulia tymoshenko is guilty on the three six five three of the criminal code of ukraine and sentences had to seven years imprisonment and the nice of the right to hold positions in government for three years just last year to a shank was one of the most influential female politicians in the world but having lost her power and now her liberty to machine go was furious. now also recounting regime or its magic to tell me the trial showed the constitution and justice had been trampled underfoot i urge you to begin the struggle if you very
difficult and important moment we have to protect ukraine against the authoritarian regime don't give up. the prosecution claimed she abused power while signing gas deals with russia in two thousand and nine the accusation has raised eyebrows in moscow which insists the contracts were completely legitimate but we cannot accept that a legitimate. contract which remains in force which was never. used . could become the reason. for the court decision. which took place today the e.u. also doubted president's victory on a coach's assurances that the case had not been politicized and lashed out at ukraine's leadership experts say kiev now finds itself in a very difficult position as potential membership the european union is some years away and i think we shouldn't pretend otherwise but we do once the countries in
europe. to get crisis here not just in terms of membership in terms of european families like the rule of justice and this is clearly an extraordinary setback and i do think it is quite possible that the invitation for president yanukovych to come here on the transit will now be withdrawn another criminal case was launched against a machine called two days after the verdict was announced accusing her of shifting her own to russia's defense ministry onto ukraine's budget fifteen years ago this only added to her image of a martyr a symbol of freedom supported by the masses and few doubt she would hesitate to capitalize on that status even if she has to wait seven years to do so just hours after the simmering tension in central kiev it is back to quiet and normal again it is unclear where the unity must and course face has been sealed as experts are now speculating that a presidential pardon is still a possibility but these protesters here are determined to stay here for at least
another week in any case let's see russia's state party reporting from kiev in ukraine. and as alexei reports tempers ran high outside the courthouse as the judge read out to machine goes said this he documented what happened right in the thick of the crowd his pictures online and facebook dot com slash our team news and we have footage of the anger at spawn's in kenya are you troubled by. violence toward syria's slow move toward reform has taken a step closer this weekend president assad has begun the process of drafting a new constitution within the next four months it's been one of the key demands of the entire huge protests that have been arranging it since march and have claimed more than three thousand rides the u.n. warns or country might be headed for a full blown civil war president assad seemingly still enjoys huge backing with tens of thousands rallied in support of the government in the syrian capital this
week like these tears are so you spoke with people from both camps and filed this report from damascus. voices of support. and continuing dissent some and in deadly clashes polar opposites and their demands but in some way united by a newfound zeal to take a stand for years the fact that the period after well the balance of gathered their support for the government now it is going to the park factor be images have been seeing in other cities around the country where there have been reported lack of significant force of any government protests at this hour but one think it's really about where in this country oh political discourse is outside the tent city i thought that was very basic yet everybody. her husband and young children were one of many families brave the heat enjoyed the crowds in downtown damascus but it's true that we knew nothing about politics before but now we take
a stand even if i'm a sunni muslim i'm pro this president. ever since most people start. revealing their political stance openly some people would not be insane since when do you know about politics what do you know there are divisions among family members some are paralysed sad summer anti but that's how it ends. it appears that apathy is becoming less of an option for citizens of the nation now under intense international scrutiny i never watch news i never cared you know i never never had any interest in politics. i think most of us baby books watched news media articles and always on the front and then you have the right back around and other issues about captaincy you can think of. if there are those like you knew i was saying we're no strangers to taking a side and making it known he's long been voicing his discontent of what he calls
a repressive regime and today facebook is one of his main tools in coordinating dissent coalition activism has evolved in syria for me i feel that my voice goes further down back then it started with stating an opinion that is going to jail it hit a good bad and no one would even know about it that has changed now that people are more politically aware the same has been thrown in jail says he was tortured and finds himself constantly looking over his shoulder. i was detained for spreading the word on the violent crackdown in daraa but i feel like a coward if i didn't risk while life while those in the streets are doing so asking for the regime to fall the call staunchly opposed by those on the other side yes it was for. me to get the message. it was. all political curiosity and activism among syrians are growing whatever side of the divide they're on people here see the future of their country is at stake
but all are adamant that future is firmly in their own hands. that's arsenal. r.t. damascus. egypt also when you're going to outbreak of violence this week the worst since the february revolution that toppled president mubarak more than twenty people were killed hundreds injured as clashes erupted between coptic christians and security forces in cairo it started as a peaceful rally calling for justice over attacks on churches by muslim extremists military vehicles were seen barreling through the crowds plowing into people while troops fired rubber bullets and tear gas state owned media blame the christian protesters despite witnesses saying that unconnected troublemakers were behind the violence middle east blogger karl shero says the country's military rulers are state coating it with his minority. this is a very cynical attempt by the fact the rulers of the country the military to
portray a. minority of the population and religious minority troublemakers when in fact all they're doing are trying to seek some justice over third institutionalized discrimination that still residue from the time of war baraka and his policies so this is absolutely cynical kind of the way it's covered by the military council and its media are let's look at what the background that we're looking at is here in egypt because some people got patted away after mubarak stepped down and declared their evolution over in fact what we are facing is a popular uprising that was aboard aboard that by a military coup leaving a pretty much a political and security vacuum in place and that's the context of what's happening in egypt and all the kind of sides involved from the emerging secular parties to the more established parties through the military to the civil administration
president ministration don't seem to have enough authority to control the emergence to a sure egypt so that void with then died for our people i mean thing is double meant . stay with us here on are still to come the businessman behind bars. because it's running trial begins in the york we hear from one of the adults to explains how america's determination his opinion and ways the evidence they are hearing may be of light but. the trust he wants gas from russia's gazprom raids its european offices whether it's stoking new fuel friction. but first russia and china's relations got a seven billion dollar boost this week and huge trade deals came during prime minister putin's visit to beijing his first since declaring he'll run for president next year investment specialist francis long things that strengthening their ties
can pave the way for a new access of global economic influence the u.s. and europe join to get this really tall meeting global politics and i think that china and russia can join to get to. wait and not let them dictate. that well of course you wrote and you would not be happy and i don't think the brits will be a political power even if you will most probably be a economic power because india. china so there is no way even the cake operate with china. hand in. china and russia can put ten kiss for teaching interests in political interests and would not let i'm going. to mount misstating. after i despaired so does this will be important for countries the connection between china and russia goes deeper than
just economic deals already here is in the next hour from a veteran observer who explains the country's long held cultural ties. the trial of russian businessman and suspected arms dealer big her brood got underway in new york this week he's accused of trafficking weapons to terrorists and was arrested in thailand three years ago before being extradited to the u.s. in two thousand and ten if found guilty boot could face life behind bars and that's to give journalist daniel estell and things america's determination means that booth may have little chance at a fair trial even though the evidence against him his things. the united states government is going to go very very hard time proving that because it is guilty it has got out very difficult time making the label of merchant of that stick in a court of law and unfortunately for the united states government there is very little girl if i will evidence he will be able to present most of us here say most of what he should say it's he said she said about things which no one has ever seen and this is something that again unfortunately the team representing him right now
was not in the position to deal with because they're simply not up to scratch he's not going to get a fair trial he's in the united states the the evidence the how can we get a fair trial where the united states government has done everything in their power to bring him to the united states after two years in thailand and now that put him on trial in the united states only to have both women embarrass the united states i don't think it's going to happen. from where i live an analysis on the trouble still resonating throughout the arab world r.t. dot com footage and video reports from the raid including the story described as thousands of palestinian eyes a thousand palestinian prisoners held in israeli jails due to be freed in the coming days and it's all one israeli soldier will i shall. also want to write president obama sends troops to central africa but there is concern about america's growing global military presence there may be turning into military pressure.
and u.s. officials are scrambling to clarify claims of what they call a foil terrorist plot by iran on tuesday america said it had uncovered an iranian government plan to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the u.s. a delegation is now heading to russia china and turkey to provide evidence to back up this is spacious tehran denies the accusations washington says it is committed to holding the country accountable those within iran think the u.s. action headed their way will not go on the answer. the more pressure that the united states tries to impose on iran the iranians will push back as well the united states that is being out of the this on this iran has absolutely no motive to carry out such an operation if you ron did hypothetically want to carry out this operation they could have done it in the middle east in an area where there are
more high profile figures and where it could be carried out much easier why would you run want to create extra sensitivity with the united states so it's absolute nonsense and obviously iran gains nothing from it the only people who do gain is the united states by distracting attention away away from its problems at home such as the economic. hardship of people of faith thing if they combine in the middle east it helps israel come out of isolation it helps the saudis return the saudi regime and try to unite its people against some theoretical hypothetical foreign enemy. coming up later on our team we document the chase and capture or capture and kill the world's most infamous drug baron. the longest began to she's three. she was trying still they didn't. explode the traps they laid for. the raid you would have the the surge growths around the.
always through the always missing. one shot trying to take. out the drug industry's godfather became the most one to trophy the world's bounty hunters. pablo escobar disgrace homes and parties. finally in those news block just when europe supplies of russian gas started warming up a chill set in with the e.u. regulators raiding gazprom european offices moscow says it could be forced to review its energy cooperation with the e.u. which could prove a major setback in europe getting the fuel it needs are he's daniel bushell reports . this event still to be one reason behind the e.u. raids on gazprom offices or the beginning of october european energy giants electricity defrauds and b a s f a said to join russia sell stream pipeline to
europe and they're said to be the this world for the bucco an e.u. backed rival their success. tore through long miles and the commission for example it's their pet project but why would the e.u. want these raids to spook russia a reliable supplier to renegotiate any contracts brussels must prove irregularities in its deals with gazprom to european subsidiaries and that seems unlikely nobody really believes that the e.u. has a strong case for proving their point we see this more as a measure to increase pressure on gazprom in russia the e.u. says it wants cheaper gas and more players on the market but its strategy may have one crucial flaw i'm going they say sell our gas to another company when it gets to europe with that company must make a profit on the deal and that will immediately raise the price of the owns pay analysts say the being influenced by several and to russian hardliners many of whom
are upset about missing out on the opportunity to take part in big energy ventures especially baltic nations which the north three point line by policy is taking russian gas straight to germany instead of complaining gas experts say they could have moved on the world with russia gnashing lithuania's and higher russian inertia will undermine their society politically and economically at the moment little one is pursuing a one time national policy that given the problems in the euro zone will leave it regretting it did not pursue a more constructive policy with russia nogueira for example signed a new deal with gazprom which will generate income and contribute take anomic stability emotions that are also running hoyer. some european politicians and want to end their reliance on russian gas this point efforts by moscow to diversify routes.
seem to think. we do. fortunately. which with no immediate alternative to russian gas those stereotypes could only affect the long term relations between the european energy markets and its biggest supplier the new bush will see brussels. more of your headlines in a few minutes stay with us here on r.t. .
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