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the goal. then respects. to. plan. to. play. this indeed over your news a live shot from berlin a widening crackdown fueling theory in the u.s. city of portland president trump says the deployment of federal forces and that began in portland will be increased to include other cities where he says they're needed to restore law and order critics say the move is politically motivated and will create even more anger and also want to show examples higher sophia is due to
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reopen as a mosque for friday prayers after more than 80 years as a museum. and play richardson welcome to the show anger and on rest are growing in the united states following president trump's announcement that he will send federal troops and to several democratic controlled cities he says they're needed to deal with a surge in violent crime but the trump deployment of federal forces already operating in portland oregon has been targeting protesters demanding racial justice when the mayor himself caught in the crossfire. there and i am a student and it's hard to bring the mayor of portland tear gassed by federal offices in the middle of his own city. a. 10. willow was in
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a group of protesters outside a federal courthouse he said he saw nothing which provoked this response but. the irony is portland protesters are angered that the democratic man had backed his own city police using tear gas until a federal judge ordered it should only be used when there was a safety issue. for the 55th night in a row protesters flooded the streets of portland and a new chant was being sung. cut fades go home and up a clear message to the federal agents deployed by the trumpet ministration to crackdown on demonstrators. the local governor a democrat didn't mince her words this is a democracy not a dictatorship we cannot have secret police abducting people into and putting them in unmarked vehicles. i cannot believe i have to say that to
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the president of the united states i know that oregonians are outraged american should be appalled but the controversy hasn't stopped president trump announcing that more federal agents will be sent to other u.s. cities today i'm announcing a surge of federal law enforcement into american communities plagued by violent crime will work every single day to restore public safety protect our nation's children and bring violent perpetrators to justice federal offices will be sent to albuquerque and chicago both democrats run cities critics say the deployment is political an attempt to make democrats weak on crime and to burnish trump's image as the lore and order of president ahead of the november election the mayor of chicago says she welcomes a partnership with federal agents but warns against using the same tactics as in
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portland i've been very clear not happening in chicago we don't need federal troops we don't need unnamed secret federal agents roaming around the streets of chicago that's not democracy that we saw unfolding on the streets of portland as a result of this federal action that's what we call tyranny and dictatorship and we're not having it in chicago residents of chicago say extra police won't solve the issues facing the city they say action on gun control would be more effective in tackling violent crime. well i'm joined now by g.w. xena's all in chicago you know it's great to see you where exactly are you right now. right i mean on the south side of chicago and right behind me is a funeral home where 14 people got shot last night so that she congo has
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a problem with gun violence there is no doubt so in that regard from makes a point. no doubt that gun violence has been a huge problem in chicago throughout the years but what is the situation at there like right now have federal officers arrived in the city. nobody knows i had the chance to talk to the police officers here on the ground they know nothing also higher up officers do not know if the agents already have arrived or not what we know that protesters are getting ready there is a huge protest tonight starting at 7 so far everything is really peaceful people are kind of in a waiting position all right and we are of course in an election year with elections coming up in november and seems troops are only being sent to cities controlled by democrats could this lead to the kind of violent clashes that we saw between demonstrators and federal agents in portland. that's what many
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people say they say it's not an accident that donald trump president trump picks cities run by a democratic leaders so he can say listen the democrats democrats are not able to bring peace to this country through these cities to end gun violence to end violence on the ground in the streets it needs me it needs a law and order man whom i am to finish this situation so sure it's not an accident that he picks democratic. cities which are led by democrats when how is all about playing with residents of chicago. well you know the people in chicago they don't really want to have federal agents here because they saw what happened then so. be really compared with portland there are much more let's say protests seen over the last use but still they say our police if they would be
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educated enough people would work together with the police the police and local leaders that's the way we have to go we don't need to send in troops who don't understand who we are here in the city of chicago you know as paul in chicago thank you so much for your reporting. well let's go now to some other stories making news around the world protesters in israel have been keeping up the pressure on prime minister benjamin netanyahu for what they see as his government's mishandling of the coronavirus crisis israel has just recorded more than 2000 new cases one day. as prime minister has hailed the early filling of the massive dam on the blue nile river as historic the announcement came and said his country has reached a major common understanding with sudan and egypt over the controversial project.
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south africa's president cyril ramaphosa has announced that public schools will close for 4 weeks as converge of as confirmed coronavirus cases that rose to more than 400000 and he said it was important to ensure that schools did not become sites of transmission lines. with the latest round of talks between the u.k. and the european union have ended with a downbeat assessment from both sides the news chief negotiator michel barnier said a trade deal looked unlikely for the u.k. david frost also admitted there was a long way to go. 5 west african leaders are in mali for crisis talks about the future president of the future of president abraham abubakar kaita he's been facing calls for his resignation over corruption and vote rigging allegations and over the long running conflict with the jihadists there are fears the unrest could undermine a regional fight against the islamist militants. well
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a german court has handed down jail sentences to several men convicted of raping an 18 year old woman in the southern city of freiburg the assault in october 28th seen it was carried out in large part by refugees prompting anti immigration populists to seize on the case. the judge sentenced the primary defendant to 5 years and 6 months imprisonment saying he had raped the woman 1st outside freiberg nightclub then handed her over to the others it was october 2018 the young woman was under the influence of ecstasy and alcohol 10 of the 11 accused were found guilty of rape or failing to help and one was acquitted the trial took over 40 days prosecutors said it was an unusual case. there were a number of different cues. arrests were made within a short time and because of the state of the victim during the act. witness to shun
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standish a big meeting to talk to the young woman now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder the defense attorney had argued that sex was consensual despite the evidence. he wanted but it was incriminating but there were also exonerating moments in the moment and the convicted man were between 18 and 30 at the time one is german the of those refugees playbooks may have said the city remained open and tolerant. offputting the crimes are not committed by nationalities but by individuals but it shouldn't be to move to talk about it and we do have to ask ourselves whether we need to make adjustments with integration and getting an accursed. the judgement is not yet final and the primary defendant is likely to appeal his sentence. for. will host friday prayers this week the mosque 1st such services since the building was converted into a museum more than 80 years ago originally
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a cathedral it has stood at the heart of istanbul for 1500 years its recent conversion back into a mosque has triggered an outcry. and has this for farts. the highest of fear is temples landmark. it symbolizes the byzantine the ottoman as well as the turkish period. the architecture is so marvelous that the old byzantines believe that the dome was held by god himself the beauty of their cover that little mark but it also marked a bit of this oh yeah this quarter sure knows everything about the how do you feel for 20 years he's been guiding tourists to the world heritage site and when he talks about it he is still amazed every time. but right now everything is different 1st the museum closed due to the coronavirus and then the museum was suddenly no longer
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a museum. because president projectile bad one turned he had years of fear back into a mosque when the show simply christiane was a christian citizen of this country it saddens me but i'm trying to stay calm as a mosque the highest of fear will still be open for visitors they can even enter free of charge in the future but the rules will probably change that we give you short notice is good as you could all over which. visitors will now only be permitted outside prayer times was a x. and i can see that testify that the i.a.s. of fear was the most important church of christianity for centuries will be covered with curtains during worship. and the best and biggest decision ever made for turkey. it's great news for the entire muslim world which we've been longing for this for more than 80 years.
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i am here to be can see these days thanks to our president for this decision that many people here are happy that they had yes a few years now a mosque again but there's also a lot of criticism the european union has called the decision regrettable the u.s. a disappointment pope francis said he was very distressed and unesco wants to review the hagia sophia status as a world heritage site. criticism does not only come from abroad like yourself that some people in istanbul consider the habeas of fear decision to be a political maneuver by out. there dr already have enough mosques in istanbul we don't need another one i think this has clearly been a political decision. to make you wonder if you just do that to distract people from the actual problems in this country the economic crisis and high inflation he was and is all about i also feel miserable hagia sophia is a museum i am absolutely against making it
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a mosque because istanbul is home to many religious beliefs but if she hears. the tourist guide young his quarter shoulder for example belongs to the greek orthodox minority in turkey people in his church see themselves as descendants of the byzantines who built the heaviest yet in the 6th century for them it's part of their identity. but younis is reluctant to voice criticism he says his community has experienced many setbacks and yet they've always managed to move on. and that nationalists of course now celebrate the highest afia decision as a victory. because because because we're a very small community they don't hear us. in a country with more than 80000000 people it's not easy to make a few 1000 voices heard which means. shiksa.
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nearly 4000000 people visited the have us sophia last year. and young this quarter hopes that he can continue to show this monument to his many tourists as possible because for him regardless of its status it remains the most beautiful landmark of istanbul. but that's your news update at this hour don't forget you can keep up to date with all the latest on our website. and by richard and berlin thanks so much for joining us. in the fight. for. what's in store. for the future. to make your city. in such.
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