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four. point. zero. zero rides in france where police have been using tear gas arresting three hundred thirty people in paris alone. he was attorney general testifies in front of the senate over his handling of the miller report findings as democrats demand that will involve an immediate resignation saying he misled the public. and wiki leaks founder julian assange is sentenced in britain and to fifteen weeks in prison escaping ballantine to twelve before spending the next seven years in london's ecuadorian embassy.
it's eleven o'clock here in moscow and you're watching all to international live from last year with me nativity welcome to the program maydays being mauled to around the world but in the french capital it means more violence on the streets with one group of writers calling their protest on the gatton charlotte do friends reports from paris. i. thank you thank you. thank you. i. don't agree with violence the food the protests the official protests even began those protests is try to move from about to move. up to woods blasted its early one
and a half hours before the official protest time as a result of that the police blocked them off about half a kilometer away stone to firing tear gas and pushing people back and used that opportunity to make arrests over the black blocks these the black blocks that the interior minister christopher cast in a wound about coming yesterday saying that they were going to be traveling to this protest to cool scenes of chaos to turn paris into a city of riots that's what we've seen for large parts of the protests all around plastic eataly which is the end of the official procession we have seen tear gas used to cannons use trying to put out vehicles that have been set on fire by some of the protesters and you can see a huge huge security force all around the perimeter all over this area just in the last few minutes before we came on i we saw some of the protesters looking like they were trying to make a barricade here something that we've seen them do elsewhere in the route as
a result of that some of the mobile police forces came in with that batons hitting them and taking them away and detaining people but they were being injuries today including over one russian journalist who was caught up in the fray at the very beginning over the protest at clearly labeled on her that she was a t.v. journalist yet despite that due to the fact that she was in the middle of that for a police officer apparently hit quite badly with a baton and she is now receiving treatment for her injuries one of many journalists injured in front in the last few months as the protests have been taking place this of course is not usually a protest but the jle issuance have come out in force and we've seen several of the unofficial leaders taking part in the protests today so there's the filings we know about the injuries book i. i would like to tell you is about the security service
seven thousand four hundred security personnel only duty today in paris to try and keep a lid on this violence and i can hear behind me it sounds like we're getting some rightists come up as more of the protesters who are here full this may day protests are making their way to the end of this procession once again violence here in paris water cannons being used tear gas the police are out with their patterns trying to push protesters away making those arrests and again we've seen injuries but let's not forget the protesters have also been damaging property in fact we saw a medical faculty with the university of so bone that had its dual smashed in the last half an hour and we've also seen other evidence of destruction by some of the protesters today so once again another protest in paris that's descended into violence and chaos elsewhere may day rallies saw people turn out over local causes
italian police had to intervene in charin when scuffles broke out between supporters and opponents of a planned high speed rail link with france and tensions that were evident in st petersburg in a demonstration here in russia where police arrested around fifty people dozens more were detained nationwide. germany also bore the brunt of tens of thousands of protesters official say riot police had stained injuries as almost fifty people were taken into custody and shit on office in the german capital right now you've been following what's been going on all day igor describe what's happening around you now. well my dear it is something. to another was a completely beautiful day so let me give you an idea as to where i am right now this is the rally yearly something of a yearly event where tens of thousands of left leaning activists come to central bolin and march through its streets now this was. it was to be the final
destination of that march but obviously people oh well they didn't want to go and so we've seen perhaps under the influence and perhaps since they've chanted so many anti police slogans here they're finally putting some actions beside their words and so we've seen lots of lots of glass bottles being thrown around here at the police and quite often the i wasn't so good so i mean we saw some bottles dropping at the feet of just simple bystanders of and so now what the police are doing they're trying to clear this all the street this square just this this neighborhood they're telling that the official rally is over that people should go and i mean i have to apologize for the force on the well not very not very you kid friendly gestures here that are being thrown around by some activists so because they are anti media anti corporate anti everything i should say you know we've seen the police trying to pinpoint the instigators and upper hand them detain them but they
have been they are being i should say quiet polite and civil until they are confronted with this with physical violence at that point well the gloves are off so yeah that is some tens of some if you like tens of people have been there don't have the exact figure and so we have this is this is what they're trying to do now i have to tell you that this is far from the only place where people are celebrating the first of may because this is the ante for a rally i mean some politically less active citizens they have been while they have been enjoying their perfect day in the sun in other areas of berlin with lots of well sausage beer of course and and so on so now we are left here where the most odd core. you know the most ideologically hard core activists remain they refused to go they stand their ground the police are trying to deal with them ok artie's ego shut down all frankly very much reporting from the. lynn there in germany.
u.s. attorney general william barr is defending his actions over the release of the report findings in front of the senate says the special counsel behind the russia investigation recently confronted bar over his assessment of the probe now democrats are calling for bars immediate resignation claiming he misled the american public over the results of the russia probe. attorney general baum misled the public and owes the american people on says it's time for d.o.j. to release the fool report and all on the line docs and find in the end no merlot to testify americans deserve the facts bar must stop standing in the way for anyone out there who still down today it is letter shows that attorney general has always been the chief propagandist the president trump he's full page let's a totally misled congress and the public he should resign immediately and many democrats were expecting that the special counsel report from robert muller would
contain some kind of bombshell revelation that would bring down the trump administration however the report came out and that was not the case so it seems that the democrats are blaming william barr the attorney general for that now william barr has been basically defending himself against allegations that he misinterpreted the probe's findings and that he undermined public confidence it's been a legend miller's letter is that somehow he created confusion about critical aspects of the investigation but barr was pretty pretty stanton saying he didn't do anything wrong and this is william barr before the u.s. senate i asked him if he was suggesting that the march twenty fourth letter was inaccurate and he said no but that the press reporting had been inaccurate and that the press was reading too much into it and i asked him you know specifically what his concern was and he said that his concern focused on his explanation of why he did not reach
a conclusion on obstruction. and he wanted more put out on that issue now william barr has been adamant that donald trump did not obstruct justice he has stood by that that his assessment of the report from bob muller the special counsel report indicates that donald trump did not obstruct justice or violate the law and he's responded to quite a tough challenge when it comes to that point let's take a listen did you find that to be a persuasive act of obstructing justice. no. your figures for you are very destructive or marie to tell the truth journal and recuse himself shut down the investigation and declare the president did nothing wrong. i don't think well obviously since i didn't find it when it was obstruction of structure or are you well i don't know if that clears the president did nothing
wrong although the president in terms of collusion did nothing wrong isn't that correct so it seems like even after the report of special counsel robert mueller saying there was no collusion the trump russia story continues to persist now with democrats determined that they want further answers and that they are unsatisfied with the results of that investigation. found a gene innocence has been sentenced in britain to fifteen weeks in prison for skipping panel in twenty twelve with today's developments his capon change speaking outside said the crown court in central london. julian assange was sentenced to fifty weeks in prison for breaching his bell conditions set in twenty twelve the judge there deborah taylor she said that the case was particularly serious and merited almost the full sentence which would have been a year she rejected the claims by his defense that she should also give him leave me and say due to the fact he'd already spent seven years in the ecuadorian embassy
or while he was given the sentence judy in a song she was impassive standing there in the dock but his supporters up in the public gallery chanted show you when you as a sentence was passed his sentence for seeking and receiving asylum is twice as much as the sentencing guidelines the so-called speed boat killer convicted of manslaughter was only sentenced to six months for failing to appear in court during the song should be in the ecuadorian embassy here in central london for almost seventy years and it's sort of silent there to avoid being extradited to sweden where he was wanted for questioning in relation to sexual offenses well his defense attorney today mark some as he presented a letter that julian assange had written trying to explain the extraordinary circumstances in which he faced and also mitigating circumstances he said that he apologised on reservedly for not handing yourself into the all forty's but that he had feared being extradited to the us way he lived in fear of potentially being on death row or even ending up in guantanamo bay it was my impression that the judge
had written the. decision and written it out before she heard the mitigate it was that there was absolutely no consideration given to the very very convincing mitigating factors in this case so it's an outrage and we are shocked. but there are other legal issues persons to see so this was just the first of two with the next one is tomorrow that's on thursday that's in westminster magistrates court and that's an extradition hearing as part of his arrest on april the eleventh was also on behalf of the united states who want to have charge in what they see as conspiracy with chelsea manning. to download and distribute what they see as classified material this case even has always been about the risk of extradition to the united states and we now have a provisional extradition request from the united states the focus of our energies will now be on fighting medics tradition requests and that fight starts tomorrow the cool case on thursday x.
is expected to be extremely short very brief judean the start expected to attend the viral video link but then the u.s. prosecutors are expected to provide more evidence more details about more charges later on in june activists we heard from earlier told us the ecuadorian authorities could have had an ulterior motive for expelling assad from its embassy. leaks from within. government official leaks have indicated that there was a deal that the trump administration offered a favorable trade deal of economic benefits including debt relief to ecuador if. it was handed over and that is what appears to happen but we haven't actually got absolutely confirmed and obviously we're unlikely to because neither the top administration nor the ecuadorian government will want to admit it unless we have a whistleblower who will know the memo we won't know for certain but i suspect that
it's all about a deal with the u.s. that lead to. being evicted from their could or an embassy in london in the end that you us will get what they wore they're the biggest bully and they're going to be the ones that will fight to bring him to the states there are so many powerful entities they're trying to take him down. to silence because they're afraid of the great journalism one hundred percent accurate journalism. for the past decade and that is a real threat to the powers that be. a prime minister has fired defense secretary gavin williamson following an investigation into a massive leak of sensitive information regarding the chinese telecom giant while they are cheesy sally has been following the story. all we know thus far is that the prime minister has fired mr williamson and she's written
a letter to the former defense secretary and in the course of that letter she says to him i put it to you that the latest information from our investigation provides compelling evidence suggesting your responsibility for the unauthorized disclosure and it goes on to say that the prime minister no longer has confidence in mr williamson to serve as the defense secretary now all of this is to do with a leak that came out of the national security council meeting here in the u.k. around whether the company the chinese tech giant y. y. would be providing five g. network services to the u.k. and when the information was leaked that y.y. would be involved in the u.k.'s five g. network an investigation was launched to find out who the leak was now of course there are many leaks which take place during cabinet meetings ministers leaking and briefing journalists against other ministers or even against the prime minister but because this was a national security council meeting it was deemed to be
a far more serious occurrence and so as a result there were security investigations taking place and it would appear that the blame is being laid at the feet of mr williams but he has since come out with an official response he's written a letter back to the prime minister denying that he was responsible for the leak so it would appear now that there's a possibility according to some reports of a criminal investigation to see who was responsible for that and if mr williamson is fount of been guilty of leaving of leaking that information that he could be facing serious police action. to discuss gavin williamson sacking we're joined by dr pak known long as senior politics lecturer at the university of bath in great britain and thanks for coming on to the program now firstly how did you react when you heard the news it really was quite dramatic wasn't there. yeah he's breaking
news however i think the line boof what has been reported in the media. the prime suspect he's a creep given williams and so i'm not that surprised but i beat. a tree to find it very efficient on the part of mrs may's decisions and how she has been reacting so swiftly and efficiently i think that is what she has stunned and the pair for to morrow slow electorally in the council because the conservatives the house is expected to suffer at least twenty percent lost moral yeah i mean she has been very blunt in that letter and interesting that we been able to read that letter and saying that there was compelling evidence that he was responsible for the un authorized disclosure saying no other credible version of
events to explain this leak has been identified really you know pointing the finger and acting very quickly is this surprising that she's responded like this. no a snort very surprising i think she has to do that rather quickly and decisively and because number one to moral is the local council election and the conservatives speak diktat to suffer at least twenty percent loss tomorrow and saw in order to try to rescue the reputation and the major of the conservative party among the voters you have to do it before the election to moral this is number one number tour that has the bitter divisions within the cap in that and she has to do something in order to show that suze do you in on firm control of the situation and because the press it has been delayed to oct and she has to show that you know
order to restore the confidence among the public on her do you think that this is going to restore confidence in her you know like you say the conservatives have been obvious that they've been split they can't seem to decide i think particularly when it comes to brag said but she has acted confidently hasn't she and definitively with this particular. incident how do you think it's going to impact her reputation yes i think. the space incident is has actually brought her some positive light on her reputation firstly i think she got the recognitions from some of the senior tories who expressed serious concern about the leak. and i think that have won her confidence from that part that section of the senior tories the.
conservative party. on the other hand i think she is also trying to shoulder the problem that she's a bold to exercise discipline on to her a cup in a cup and that member. on the other hand she also express prudence. lot leptin the full criminal investigation to ask late in order to embarrass the conservative party so in that light i think she has done our quite a pretty good job or trying to save greys for the conservative party ok we'll leave it there dr pagnell long as senior political actor at the university of bath in the united kingdom thank you very much for coming on to the program and sharing your views on what's just happened thank you. now calling for a final phase that venezuela's self declared interim president one why i don't know
is demanding another day of anti-government protests this wednesday afternoon shaping a so-called military uprising in the capital the opposition leader has the full support of the us once again with secretary of state mike pompei are saying that washington isn't ruling out sending in troops. military action is possible if that's what's required that's what the united states will do earlier pompei or suggested that the venezuelan president have been ready to flee the country but nicolas maduro was told to stay put by russia. literally. getting prepared to kill myself. out of the country before you start stop really at the direction of russia he was ready to leave this morning as we understand the russians indicated he should stay he said during his the plane ready to go to cuba to flee and the russians took him off the plane and forbade him to leave the country. please be serious. russia responded while
accusing washington of launching at this information campaign to deem our alliance venezuelans pompei or spoken to his russian counterpart the crisis in caracas said that the united states interference goes against international law and could have serious consequences in the meantime the united states has banned american airlines from flying over venezuela saying it's due to political instability but with washington having slapped a series of sanctions on the country right here been looking at what the u.s. means when it says it stands with the venezuelan people what are they why do so brazen attempted coup the violence on both sides the people leaving why do hanging and the specially strange was what the united states had to say about it we need venezuela ruled by the people of venezuela not by external forces do you think he may have missed the irony this the bolton who's done his damnedest to ensure
regime change in venezuela whose country has championed regime change sanctioned venezuela billions in state funds threatened with invasion now he's saying no one should meddle that it's up to the days well and decide. of course not what he meant is no one but america all options remain on the table we said it would be a big mistake for me doro and those supporting him to use force against innocent civilians mr bolton's deficient of innocent i think defers from the classic meaning look at these demonstrators with guns shooting at troops and police i suppose the bullets of full of love to a few bad hold these innocents accountable says mr bolton we might invade
between the lines as thomas call a status where with you america will stand with you until freedom and democracy are restored by and can do yes. today interim president who i'm going to announce starts of a person that the u.s. government foolish supports the venezuelan people who in the quest for freedom and democracy democracy cannot be defeated what do you know they stand with the people never mind the sanctions and the misery for millions that they've caused a question is which people exactly the jews say you stand with a few hundred machete gun wielding fellows that try to stage a violent coup or the thousands upon thousands who concurrently marched in support of the venezuelan president maduro against this coup this is clearly not a coup we recognize one go i don't know as the legitimate interim president of
venezuela and just as it's not a coup one the president of the united states gives an order to the department of defense it's not a coup for wind why don't you try and take command of the venezuelan military your own father mr bolton one guy who was never elected doesn't control the military or nicolas maduro the actual president supported by millions the military the ministries he's not the president see what i mean by strange it's almost like the bitter and banal things didn't go according to plan. thousands of people attended pro and anti-government rallies on wednesday with clashes erupting on the outskirts of the capital and y. day it is now calling for the largest protest in venezuelan history to happen in the coming days on choose day violent scenes left around a hundred people injured janice norris all got was covering it for us in caracas and please be aware some of the footage at the very start of her report is
disturbing. was i thought. i. look. like. i. think one of the french like. people are gathered here. when plato opposition leader. during the illegal people. like him are even. today brave soldiers brave patriots brave people who are following our constitution i'm sure in the cool today the armed forces are standing behind the people and the constitution to live our lives
still loyal to her and others. like. the british a particle of matter of president maduro has now launched a probe into what he calls an illegal coup attempt saying several people are being questioned he singled out as a ringleader of the uprising who we saw moments ago a prominent opposition figure they appalled don't know pez the spanish government has confirmed that he's now at the country's embassy in caracas. lopez is the founder of volunteered popular the party the why don't need he seen as one of the key figures behind why doe's move to claim the presidency now has been sentenced to thirteen years in prison in twenty fifteen for entice in public unrest but on tuesday he was apparently freed from house arrest by his guards. at the united states pressure on the venezuela is also in evidence in washington where protesters
have surrounded venice when an embassy staff left the building last week complying with a state department deadline now activists say they're blocking the embassy to stop a new program from getting in. so we are here twenty four seven living in here sleeping here working here from the day during the day in order to maintain our presence here in the building as a interim protective president until they believe the government of venezuela can find another protect your for this building or in till the trying to destruction stops trying to orchestrate this who so i what this is about the u.s. government this is about known to us imperialism saying no to us intervention in the affairs of other countries saying that the us has no right to overthrow the government of another country we've seen it before and we are not going to tolerate it again that's our news for now i'll be back at the top of the next hour with more
up days but please stay with us here on alt international for a documentary called incarcerating us. were you and. by the way bankrupt person of her father to think of that all that is there is about him safe to say of them as institutions completely divorced from him and so. the justice department said today the inmate population of federal and state prisons in this country is at an all time high. the public sees a need for more prisons because crime is the number one concern of the people in this state. too many inmates and not enough space.
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