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i am. going to turn. around. hello there i'm in illinois and you're watching in question broadcasting from our to america's national news headquarters in washington d.c. we want to welcome our viewers from across the nation and all around the world here are tonight's top stories 1st thousands of mourners gathered to remember george floyd at a memorial service in minneapolis this as 3 officers accused of taking part of boy's death appear in court a full report on that coming up plus peaceful protests continue here in the nation's capital and today we are asking who are those heavily armed officers with no insignias and refusing to identify themselves we'll explain then hong kong
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passes a controversial law making it a crime to insult china's national anthem meanwhile thousands defy the ban to hold a vigil in tenements where it's time to boost your news i q. a massive memorial service was held earlier today in minneapolis minnesota for george floyd and right after the protests continue you can see there live scenes from washington d.c. but they're not alone there are similar scenes in other places like new york where a sea of police earlier today crossed the brooklyn bridge these protests are all taking place after 3 former officers now charged along with the former officer derek sjodin appeared in court where a bail was set of a $1000000.00 the officers are all being charged for 80. and abetting the murder of
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george floyd there are as you probably know now facing charges of 2nd degree murder the news was received well among some of those attending floyd's memorial ashley banks is in minneapolis and filed this report. i am in front of north central university located in downtown minneapolis for memorial service for george floyd it is under way and the civil rights leader who spoke to the present or earlier today and he said as a community we need to stop jumping from funeral to funeral now for those who are not aware reverend al sharpton he delivered the eulogy for both michael michael brown's funeral and garners for the funeral and for those who are familiar with their garner he is someone who died in a similar fashion to george sharpton is basically saying enough is enough we need to stop this he simply called george lloyd's death a murder he said he believes this time is different appointing to the fact that people are marching and massive numbers crowds are so diverse and people are
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risking their lives in the middle of a panic demick he said this shows that there's a real passion and that there will be change within police departments across the country the reverend sharpton he added that minnesota attorney general keith ellison is a part he played a major role and bringing criminal charges against the 3 remaining officers coming though we saw yesterday that the charges include aiding and abetting a 2nd degree murder which is punishable to up to 40 years and aiding and abetting 2nd degree manslaughter which is punishable to up to 10 years and also former officer derek chauvin 3rd degree murder charge elevate it to the 2nd degree number demand from the lead attorney for the ford family say that these 3 officers were accomplices and he tweeted the family's reaction yesterday saying that this is a bittersweet moment we're deeply gratified that the attorney general took decisive action arresting and charging all the officers involved in george floyd's death and i would bring the charge against their children to felony. 2nd degree murder hash
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tag justice george from also said this is not a time to celebrate because no rest is not a conviction and we want justice now i've been here for almost a week and i've spoken with caution and protesters of all backgrounds and research and some of them told me that they are willing to risk it all in the name of justice in trying to including risking their lives protesters say they will continue until justice is served i want to mention we have seen it time and time again for police officers who have killed an unarmed african-americans that oftentimes use excessive force are usually not church and if they are they're just not convicted so the people in minneapolis are still waiting to see how this all plays out and i also want to mention the attorney general he stated that he's asking for the public's patience in all of this he says that it's going to be really hard and challenging to convict the whole 4 officers back even though in washington d.c. as protests against police brutality continue across the united states lines of
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armed guards have formed as a barrier around the property surrounding the white house here in washington d.c. but who are these guards and what agency are they actually from artie's rachel blevins is joining us now live from outside of the white house with the latest on this so rachel what can you tell us who are these people. woman oh we actually have an update for you because while we saw those armed guards that were surrounding this area where i'm actually out right now they seem to have all but disappeared this morning so today we are much much closer to the white house than we were able to get yesterday and right now as you can see behind me there is a crowd of protesters and then behind them there is still that very large barrier that was put up around lafayette park and this area was completely off limits when we were here yesterday and it was surrounded by these armed guards and we're number of questions about exactly who those guards were what agency they were representing because many of them looked like they were ready to be deployed to a war zone but yet they had no ins. they had no badges telling how they work and
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when protesters and journalists questioned them which agency they were when they responded by saying that they work for the federal government or that they work for the department of justice now we're not seeing those guards here right now outside of the white house but the fact remains that there are a lot of questions about exactly who they were when then why they were allowed in this area now we've seen my maker speaking out against that so i say so what are their lawmakers calling for changes to be made that democratic representative john boehner said quote it is unacceptable for uniform federal officers policing constitutionally protected assemblies to refuse to identify themselves to people who pay their salaries denying accountability to the public they serve ensures abuses democratic senator chris murphy also took to twitter saying quote we cannot tolerate an american secret police i would be introducing legislation to require uniform federal officers performing any domestic security duties to clearly identify what military branch or agency they represent the latest reports claim the
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armed guards at work here in d.c. were part of the specialized emergency response force run by the bureau of prisons which is part of the justice department to help maintain security at correctional facilities now the director of the bureau of prisons actually spoke about that during a press conference earlier today take a listen to what he had to say. crisis management teams are highly trained to deal with the various types of the murders the situations including control and civil disturbances they're experienced in confrontation avoidance and conflict resolution in the aftermath of the tragic death of george truly it is unfortunate that these services are necessary. now during that press conference attorney general william barr also said that there have been more than 50 arrests in relation to rioting and the federal officials who spoke were very focused on the violence that we saw this weekend against property here in the nation's capital but at the same time it's also important to note that we're out here for. another day and yet the protests we
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have seen have been overwhelmingly peaceful the people who are gathered here have spent time sharing their stories of their experiences with police brutality and they have been very encouraging to one another so we really haven't seen those violent scenes that were seen over the weekend but it is interesting to see how the trend administration has responded to that and the fact that they have seemed to take very little response to all of the peacefulness that we have seen here and their focus here is to be on that violence and how they are responding to that now this obviously is a developing situation so we will continue to bring you the latest coverage but as for now it doesn't look like these protesters are going anywhere anytime soon reporting from outside the white house. from protests here to protest on the other side of the globe now despite social distancing measures still in place because of kobe team thousands of people over in hong kong have gathered to remember where in the crackdown 31 years ago today for more on that story let's go to. jack she's
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sitting here live with us to discuss the anniversary happening right now at a time where there's this controversial bill passed in hong kong right so that bill manila actually now makes it illegal to insult the chinese national anthem in china a move that the probation which already says is necessary for hong kong citizens to actually show respect to china now just before the vote passed you had some lawmakers actually protesting and boycotting the vote arguing that the bill is an infringement of freedom of expression now this protester there you saw earlier he had a sign that read a murderous regime sting's for 10000 years to other lawmakers actually were objected just before the vote in those chambers now the vote was held on the 31st anniversary as you mentioned of the tiananmen square protest back in 1909 where thousands of students were killed as tanks and troops assaulted the center of beijing to break up weeks of student led protests now again many saying this new law will infringe on freedom of speech mainland china says the. will do nothing of
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the sort listen here. a little disturbing news that occurred in the late 1990 s. government has had to go to the great that she was that we've achieved over the past 7 decades. probably going to china has only demonstrated that the devoted family china has chosen is completely the right which should be one of the china's national legislation and as one. of the chinese people. now if you are caught disrespecting the chinese national anthem you're actually looking at almost $6500.00 u.s. dollars that's that would be your fine and you could face up to 3 years in prison and that is pretty steep yeah i know this bill is now coming just a week after they had worked on another controversial bill what was that one all about so that was actually china's national legislator legislature they actually formally approved this decision last week of a national security law for hong kong that actually could potentially see mainland china security agents posted up in hong kong now this law actually came into play
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after the long running protest movements that started back in the summer of 2019 that you could see there led to violent clashes with police and the u.k. they actually have a proposal to take up to 3000000 hong kong residents because of this new security law to which china retaliation against the u.k. if they actually want to run with that now we know that mainland china obviously doesn't observe the anniversary of tiananmen square for obvious reasons but in hong kong there are usually large vigils sometimes small private ones but i'm hearing those are all canceled yeah because believe it or not we still are living in the covert 1000 pandemic but that actually didn't stop residents especially students like this one you'll see here from going to that vigil take a look i think it's the responsibility to keep this. thing going on because they don't have today they don't even know if you can still see. them in all this was the 1st time in 30 years that the massive vigil was canceled but it really is kind of a bit odd with all the protests now going on he. here in the united states especially
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around this anniversary you've got americans out practicing their own democracy and freedom of assembly the irony of all this is you see those tanks there back in 1909 scrolling in strolling through square now we're seeing u.s. military trucks rolling through the streets of washington d.c. so it's kind of ironic you know definitely a sad irony i thank you for filing that report. and to georgia where a judge has ruled that the case against 3 defendants charged with shooting and killing are very will go to trial powerful testimony inside the courtroom revealed how our very it was targeted by travis mcmichael his father greg and william bryant last february the lead investigator described how the trio boxed in our mary with their trucks while he jogged through a neighborhood he then said that brian told them travis mcmichael use the n word after the fatal shooting. to the place
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before police arrive on bruises on the ground. from friends. and the u.n. human rights office is calling out the philippine government for human rights violations in a new report they demand the philippines and all violence targeting suspected drug offenders and disband private and state backed paramilitary groups they point out longstanding concerns about state backed and vigilante violence that the u.n. says has worsened under audrey go to turkey. and iran today has released a u.s. navy veteran who was held in custody for nearly 2 years michael white his release is reportedly due to a prisoner swap deal between the u.s. and iran a white house official said this though about president trump he's got he's got more. more detainees more hostages backs. and just about any other president and
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he's going to keep at it. and space x. successfully launched 60 starlink satellites last night from cape canaveral florida this comes just days after space x. 2 astronauts to the international space station space x. founder iran must cope to use those satellites to beam high speed internet worldwide. and the british government is hosting a global vaccine summit as the world continues its fight against the coronavirus we're going to discuss that with our friend george galloway and then over at sports regina hamm takes us to denmark where football fans attended their soccer games in a very unique way and make sure you keep up with all the latest even anything you might have missed by downloading our brain you free app called portable t.v. you can watch there 24 seventh's that tight will be right back.
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picture question more. boris johnson is hosting the gavi vaccine alliance summit today virtually of course this all done video conference due to the coronavirus obviously contrary to all that we're seeing in the media corona virus is still a thing people are still contracting it and people are still dying from it in fact the prime minister himself is expected to go back into quarantine again after suspected contact with a covert positive person so joining me earlier to discuss this was former u.k. m.p. george galloway here's what he had to say. there's already well over $100.00 for developing a vaccine going on now are there in the public sector or in china or in the private
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sector or across the world saw there's no need for another entrant into the race to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus but the funds will in part be used to aid the distribution of a new vaccine that is eventually a mare jers is thought to be safe. but it's got to be a good thing because there are lots of places no matter how cheap you make it if it is developed by the private sector you still have to pay for it saw this summit and the money that it raises will be used to help distribute it not sold more sucked up now george on the surface it sounds like a really good thing but gabby is the organization launched by bill and melinda gates and a lot of people have been reticent to fully embrace any gates affiliated anything do you think that's warranted. i do want to be honest i've never
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quite understood why he and read just so many people. so much of the time it's like he's the new ross child you know there was a time for a long time when every conspiracy theorist was looking for mr ross child under the bushes then it became george soros now it's bill gates and bill gates is case as he put it today all i'm trying to do is give my money away he's not making money out of back since he has some pretty repugnant political views from my point of view these big through xeon opposition or 'd population growth for example thinks thus far too many people in the world but it is giving away his money to vaccinate children against them dying on messes i think we're going to probably forgive him for because what he's doing is helping keep children alive look i grew up in a time when vaccines were saving lives on
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a mass scale the polio epidemic was killed by backseat cholera small pox all kinds of things have been cured or at least stopped by vaccines so this hatred of vaccines unwarranted fear of back scenes is a very dangerous thing now i understand in part because if vaccines and diff health in general is being used to make profits for people and then people are going to wonder whether what's being offered to them is for their own good or for the good of the profit maker and i guess but shouldn't translate into a hatred of vaccines or distrust of vaccines because that we will see polio come back we'll see smallpox come back. in the poorest places particularly that would be a very very bad thing there george i am with you 100 percent on all of that especially
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when you couple the vaccines with bill gates i am not sure why so many people are. against both and george back to the coronavirus now despite all these global protests happening which obviously lack social distancing corona virus is continuing its spread now moving to south america the new hot spot but today we are learning that boris johnson will self quarantine again out of an abundance of caution after coming in contact with a coded positive person has learned from contact tracing do you feel people need to keep it in mind this pandemic amid all of these protests i mean is it possible to have both that the demonstrations and covert awareness. well i don't know what it's like in the us but in britain and as a result directly of government policy and promo. the quarantine social distance and so on had already begun to seriously break down when you're sending people back
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to work you're ordering 'd children back to school you are effectively saying the quarantine the lockdown is over and i very much regret because corbett 19 is still a thing and those are very real danger of a big spike over the summer into the autumn long before we have a vaccine if we ever get one. enough to overwhelm the health service this time. for many many thousands of people we've already lost the highest number of people in the world per 1000900 people per 1000000 in britain who have died from the corona virus and so people should be taking it more seriously than they are but those a moral difference between someone feeling impelled to go out and brought a lynching that they saw in broad daylight on prime time and people
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headed for the beach. or headed for the part mulling around rubbing shoulders with each other there's a moral difference there but of course the coronavirus will not recognize the moral difference and it's another reason to expect to fear a big spike boris johnson has again beaten dutch with the cabinet member who appears to have gone down with the live on t.v. while i'm sitting questions in the house of commons he began to. cough to sneeze he looked like he was going to pass out the despotic books in the parliament and he just had that meeting with the prime minister. therefore the prime minister was probably be the war actually this year may be off again pretty soon boy a lot still to be worked on with corona virus and people need to remember that george galloway always appreciate your time thank you so much. the reopening of
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miami's beaches a tourist hot spot hit hard by the coronavirus and emic is on hold once again as the nightly curfew remains in effect while protests over the death of torch floyd continue across the city are to correspondent john harvey has more for us out of miami miami residents hoping to catch a tan or take a stroll on the beach will just have to wait again the city of miami in miami dade county are holding off on reopening the beaches as long as a curfew remains in effect as protests about the death of george floyd continue the city of miami dropped its curfew monday but miami dade county still has an active curfew in effect miami police remain on high alert as protests the largely peaceful continue according to miami dade county mayor carlos jimenez who tweeted thursday attention everyone effective tonight i have moved the curfew time to midnight from miami dade county beaches will remain closed for tomorrow keep in mind a curfew time may change again if street conditions change but they just here in
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miami shut down in march due to the ongoing corona. pandemic and police have arrested or detained anyone who's dared to go out on the sand but this week in miami more businesses such as restaurants and some malls started reopening again including those on the famous ocean drive in south beach where 10 blocks have been shut down to traffic to give restaurants more room to social distance it's unclear of course when the protests over george floyd's death will simmer down not only here in miami but nationwide the protests in miami and other parts of florida took a violent turn last weekend when protesters clashed with police and the demonstrations turned into riots in some parts of the state where cities like tampa jacksonville and orlando saw some looting but this week in light of the peaceful demonstrations city miami mayor francis swore as a mayor who then has both praised activists leading the protest marches for keeping it calm and even commended along with the police several protest organizers who helped stop the looting of a c.v.s. on may 31st when they linked top arms to form
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a human chain to block potential looters from breaking into the store it was a gutsy move that garnered local and national media attention and well mayor how many says there are been some outside agitators coming into miami to try to stir things up they failed as the city county local police and protest organizers continue to work together to keep things peaceful and calm the question now will calm prevail this coming weekend for our tea john hoodie. and meanwhile kobe had 19 continues to grip the world cases now topping 6500000 with 388000 deaths reported globally the u.s. still leading the way with the most confirmed cases followed by brazil and russia taking a closer look at this country the u.s. now with about 1800000 cases and 107000 death. hi regina ham over the sports h.q. we're going to soccer fans across the world have been having
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a hard time accessing the stadiums for a pretty long while now and it's going to get to new because soccer clubs across the globe are gripping but the big question how did fans of all they can actually be at the game well one danish club put together a pretty creative solution to the problem their super league leaders as the midget learned helped fans get together for the latest game as ac horse in the league is playing behind closed doors as that of a drive in movie theater for fan still enjoy the action hundreds of fans showed up to cheer on their teams in the comfort of their cars the venue can hold up to 2000 fans david teams are finding ways to keep fans engaged and many are going the way of the driving viewing party other soccer leagues in europe have mulled the idea as fans may not be allowed in stadiums for a while so miller may have to get creative here the m.l.s. as well right thank you for that update regina and before we go make sure you check out our brand new app portable t.v. that's up right behind me right there it is i'm going to chance we'll see about.
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join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then. 2008 there was the global financial crisis and the solution was not to reformulate the banking system to stop the crisis from repeating again the solution was here's a bigger credit line to the worst banks in america to do the same thing but much worse and we said we predicted within 10. 12 years there would be a repeat of the 2008 crisis but much bigger is a much bigger scale something sadly what's happening in.
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america was never great was founded on the rapes in the murder. nothing changed so we said in. response to these situations that we're dealing with. people get sad every day she is this people killing each other blacks were killing children. so it was just no way that people are going to just sit back and allow children to be shot down. in. this country doesn't work for us it doesn't function for us. this is can't be happening in america we call from the streets we've got to deal with why this is the reason i have to read like this is
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