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coming up in the next 30 minutes tons of contaminated water from the fukushima nuclear plant will go into the ocean we've got reaction from japan and its neighbors. and the excitement of being back beside the seaside dining in shopping resumes as england is slowly eases coronavirus restrictions. i. welcome to the program people are defying an 11th curfew in the u.s. city of minneapolis following the police shooting of an unarmed black man it's just after 9 o'clock in the evening 2 hours into the emergency measure declared by the man after protests against the killing of dante right that happened just 20 kilometers from where george floyd died almost a year ago we got the latest war correspondent she has returned see shortly but 1st alan fisher's report on what a police chief scott. a tragic era. it started as
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a routine traffic stop and ended in a fetal shooting of another black man by police 20 right killed on the streets of brooklyn center near minneapolis a tragic error says the police chief is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their taser but instead shot mr wright with a single bullet this appears to me from what i view in the officer's reaction in distress immediately after that this was an accidental discharge this all coming as a former police officer stands trial in minneapolis for the murder of another black man george floyd just a year ago the media expressing his shock at such a twist we recognize that this is happening at a time when our community when all of america indeed all of the world is watching. our community from the white house president joe biden also made clear his frustration we will watch tonight as soon as i did the film which is
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truly the body cam which is fairly. truly graphic question is was in an accident or was it intentional that remains to be determined. by whom on investigation don't you right called his mother as it was all happening the call ended when she dialed his number again his girlfriend answered and said he was dead in the driver seat like a minute later i called in his girlfriend answered with the passenger in the car and that even started shooting acted like tender on an already volatile situation hundreds took to the streets to protest overnight but some of those protests turned violent it's been reported 20 local businesses were looted what's been described as a chemical attitude was used to disperse the crowd which was growing in numbers and frustration police here guarding the local station have a to face off against angry protesters they've brought in state troopers and the
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national guard to bolster the numbers they've even brought in concrete blocks to secure the area the local police chief believes that if he's open and transparent that might defuse some of the younger but that might not be enough for african-american boys so every day as a father raising boys in america how do you think that makes me feel terrified but it's not a shocking i mean it was a shock we this is what happened for over 400 years for us a state level investigation is now under way the local community wants answers especially to the question are things ever going to change alan fischer al-jazeera brooklyn center minnesota. well correspondent you have returns he joins me now from washington d.c. and the pictures that we're seeing shihab are do perhaps describe the tense situation that was expected in the brooklyn center even with a curfew in place which is being unilaterally ignored. well we've
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been we've been monitoring several feeds over the last several hours as you said the curfew has now been in place for 2 hours before the curfew there was a vigil for don't tell right elsewhere in the city a lot of the folks there who left that curfew did and did gather once again outside the police department in brooklyn center and we saw an uneasy standoff for several hours but largely peaceful and then what was i think rather golding for all of the protesters when they 1st arrived there was the the police had actually hoisted a blue lives matter pro police thin blue line flag up on the flag place a really quite defiant from the police despite the fact that one of their officers included is accused of homicide right now against a young 20 year old a 20 year old man that didn't help but it was finally them taken down but we saw the standoff between hundreds of protesters by the looks of it and what perhaps might be even thousands of police officers we understood we understood the
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minnesota governor said he was he was deploying an unprecedented number of police officers at the police station and around the city tonight which of course you know you could say it's always interesting when when it's precisely the police who are the court who are the focus of of anger then to have massive deployment of the police is always an interesting matter of optics i suppose but certainly we saw then the standoff of police officers behind a fence and protesters outside the fence everything seemed relatively peaceful and then something clearly clicks the police officers and they started firing flash bang grenades tear gas c.s. gas about the stuff from the embassy and b.c. reporters down there and that added to the chaos and you know the suffering of some of the some of the protesters it's interesting there because almost while look concurrently with all of this going on we were also following feeds from the local city council who said that not only has the man now taken control of the police force and the mayor is someone who's been quite outspoken about saying that the the the female police officer who was whose accuse. of the murder should be dismissed
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immediately but but i also saw this which is which is rather interesting that brooklyn center city council approved banning police crowd control tactics against protesters including tear gas and rubber bullets amid protests and that happened what about for half an hour ago 45 minutes ago so if that's true and that is from a reputable source when they were looking at reining in the ability of police officers to attack protesters for whatever reason including actually they were forbidding rubber bullets tear gas kettling and. for brooklyn's on the police officers as that was being approved apparently well off the police went and started firing tear gas and flash bang grenades at the very least we're not quite sure about what other munitions may have been fired so it's very interesting interesting situation that there was actually a bit of news there that was concurrent with what was going on there which is that the police officer was named she was identified as kim potter a 26 year old 46 year veteran of the brooklyn center police department and she he
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is she is the officer who fatally shot 20 year old dawn to rights and what's interesting about her is yeah as we've been led to believe she's very experienced not only that she's the president of the brooklyn son to police officers association in that row she's represented other officers involved in deadly shootings so opposite of eric spear inst very experienced police officer now has been named as the person responsible for what local authorities are calling a homicide the police chief said as far as he was concerned it was an accident which has caused some consternation to get so early in the investigation not even negligent or anything like that but just an accident the investigation continues but we knew that there would be people on the streets but as we often see in situations like this what begins as a standoff suddenly some one of the police lines cracks and begins begins using force to disperse the crowds and it usually ends with even more gales indeed for
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the moment thank you to. we'll leave you with those live pictures that we can also show you from brooklyn center where people are still mingling on the streets there police out in force of the no violence that we can see right there now but there has been sporadic pockets of clashes it seems still unclear how that has happened but obviously we'll continue to monitor events in an area of minnesota supposed to be under curfew. well staying in the states and the other big story of course is george full weight how the trial continues his brother testified and about the trial. he described a family man who loved his siblings and all of a confrontation shit with his mother child 100 has been following the story. the witness for the prosecution testified to the life lost when george floyd drew his last breath to breathe beneath the police officers need. people.
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just because he was. him and. he did it with a person. everybody in the running community he knew how to make people feel better a unique spark of life doctrine in minnesota allows prosecutors to humanize crime victims like george floyd as his brother phil in east did as the prosecution showed pictures of his slain brother prosecutors began day 11 in the murder trial of former police officer derrick chauvin with a cardiologist who laid the blame for george lloyd's death directly on show ven saying his niece starved floyd of oxygen in stop his heart in this case mr george george floyd died from a cardio pulmonary arrest. it was caused by the locks agenda levels and those low oxygen levels were induced by the prone restraint and positional asphyxiation that
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he was subjected to dr jonathan rich ruled out the defense's alternative theory an overdose of the fentanyl and methamphetamine an autopsy found in floyd system if not for the officers holding him down he said floyd would have survived the encounter after the shooting of another an armed black man just 16 kilometers from the site of the trial in brooklyn center minnesota children's lawyer asked the judge to sequester or isolate the jury. the fear is that they'd be unduly prejudiced or might be inclined to convict jovan to avoid more civil unrest but the judge said no i'm going to deny the motion his request for the jury and for additional blood here this is a totally different case after 2 weeks of prosecution witnesses the defense begins to present its case on tuesday and it's likely to be a short one the judge says he expects it to be over in time for closing arguments on monday and when that happens the jury will be sequestered until they render a verdict. as they deliberate prosecutors hope they'll reflect on the man show is
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accused of killing. like how to treat all mom in particular. he he just he loved her so dearly when we went to the funeral. is joy. oh my god over again. he would just say. mom was over there would be. here with her it's not likely to be lost on the jury that those are also among floyd's last words as he lay on the pavement. evidence the prosecution is likely to suggest in its closing arguments that george floyd wasn't suffering from a heart attack or a drug overdose but knew that he was taking his last breaths as his life was being choked out of him john hendren al-jazeera minneapolis. and will release more than a 1000000 tonnes of contaminated water from its range fukushima nuclear plant into
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the sea the government has just announced the decision despite strong opposition the way it is being released a decade after an earthquake triggered a meltdown of the nuclear plant and it comes from water pumped into ruined reactors to cool the plant itself from a price choice from seoul in south korea rob one wonders how this is all being viewed across the water in japan closer to home where you are. that's right this is a highly controversial decision that has been long awaited here in northeast asia we are down at the location of the japanese embassy here in seoul in south korea where there is a demonstration taking place organized by a number of different n.g.o.s and environmental groups opposed to this some of them saying that this amounts to nuclear terrorism by japan from the south korean government that has also been a statement of opposition saying this is totally unacceptable it will lodge
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a formal complaint with the japanese also official concerns of course in china another neighbor here in northeast asia but probably some of the strongest opposition will be in japan itself especially around the northeast part of the coastal area of japan that was impacted by this the by the earthquake and tsunami 10 years ago where we have the big buildup of water we're talking about 1250000 tons of contaminated water here this is water that was used to cool the crippled reactors groundwater rainwater which got on to the site also became contaminated now over the gears this is simply been stored in storage tanks that have been added to the operators of the plant it has been treated to the operate to say it has taken out most of the radioactivity but there is a still low level radiation connected contaminating this water now the author already say it is in. small amounts minuscule amounts that it will make no
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difference once it's released into the oceans but of course it's the perception of that which is going to impact people in that area with their fisheries opposed to this also agriculture and tourism which of over the years been trying to rebuild their business is rebuild trust in the fukushima area and the course now that this news will be not well greeted by those communities and of course a robust pose really couldn't have come at a worse time with what just over a 100 days before the world's focus will be on a major sporting event coming from japan. the timing is very significant yes this comes near as we approach the 100 day mark countdown to the summer olympics these ill fated games which have been delayed from last year now these have been billed as the revival games this is meant to be a chance for the world to show it has overcome the corona virus but also for japan to show its resilience that it is rebuilt after this devastating earthquake 10
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years ago that wrecked the fukushima nuclear plant and this according to the japanese government is part of the solution is going to release the water and it will be safe but of course it comes with a host of other bad news stories at the moment a string of them but we have the ongoing. problems with the coronavirus some prefect just talking about maybe having to go to states of emergency again there is questions about the rollout of the vaccinations from a practical point of view if you've got any bad news then you may as well throw it into the mix right now for the moment thank you rob broad force the in seoul south korea. well still ahead here on al-jazeera iran 1000 attack on its main nuclear facility won't go unpunished well israel issues its own warning that story after the break. it's time for the perfect gentleman. sponsored point qatar airways
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you may have heard the term now you by you it's the system named spring rains in japan south korea and most of china and this is it is basically a frontal system the boot is in and out throughout the next few weeks is currently being you know to rain to japan at least it will be on tuesday and that is true for southern china where it doesn't hans a little bit as it disappears from japan the sun comes back at the moment the korean producer is enjoying the sunshine and that's true of all of northern china as temperatures really on the high side for some but about where it should be to beijing for the south i'm pleased to say that east internees here is free of actual and forecasts showers the main thrust of the biggest rain is further north and for the reason actually over the water that's a potential cyclonic development one would obviously have to watch but moment is stationary ever sumatra the far south of thailand peninsula malaysia shower seem
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to al-jazeera with the whole rom the reminder of our top news stories police are using tear gas to disperse protesters in the us city of minneapolis the mass declared a state of emergency but people are deciding an 11 hour curfew as tension grows over the police shooting of an unarmed black but. also george ford's brother has testified in the trial of former police officer director of and in minneapolis illinois floyd described his brother as a family man who loved his siblings and had a one of a kind of relationship with his mother. also japan will release more than a 1000000 tonnes of contaminated water from its root fukushima nuclear plant into the sea the waste is being released
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a decade after an earthquake triggered amount down at the plant. let's return to our top story and of course the death of a doctor who writes of course earlier i spoke to you who williams he's the founding director of the racial justice initiative at the university of st thomas and he says the mood is very tense in minnesota. there is a great deal of frustration on the part of individuals in this community as a whole and some sense that ultimately they are concerned about justice being served not only in the case of george floyd but now this latest case of police brutality in this shooting of dante writes the bond between the community and police has been broken there's been a pattern in the twin cities here in minneapolis and st paul in brooklyn center in fact in a nation as a whole of these types of encounters which wind up with dead of black and brown people and so it's very difficult for the commute you accept that explanation when there is this pattern of discriminatory behavior of police brutality and ultimately
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as in this particular case killings of unarmed black people by police here in the twin cities of minneapolis st paul we had the case of a gentleman fled to castillo who was shot by the police in 20162017 in other cases which of not garnered the same amount of media attention like the case of demar quark of recent memory which keep this community pretty much on edge there is real concern in minneapolis tonight real concern in this region generally and that's the reason the governor a missed call for the curfew that there might be a replay of last year a violent rioting at the same time it's important to distinguish between the peaceful protests that are happening here in the twin cities from organizations and activist who are saying this pattern of behavior this pattern of abuse and police brutality needs to stop israel's prime minister has declared it all and the greatest threat to the middle east not to let it get
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a nuclear capability his comments come after the opponent sabotage of all its main nuclear facility to haul his vessel to the u.n. secretary general describing it as a reckless act of terrorism which won't go unpunished coming full said house will from west true self. iran says its main uranium enrichment facility was the victim on sunday of nuclear terrorism the perpetrator it says was israel the spokesperson for iran's nuclear agency was injured when he inspected the damage will the incident happened in a place that is used for power distribution as it was a small explosion it caused part of the ceiling to collapse and to some elementary i'm scattered over the floor there was a hole there covered by these parts and it was about 7 to 8 meters deep i didn't say that and when i stepped on it i fell down citing unidentified intelligence sources the new york times reported an explosion took out the power supply setting the uranium enrichment program back but at least 9 months in my view without
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a doubt if this is definitely not a coincidence and one thing you need to remember while it is. israelis the usual suspect in these events over the last few years one must be mindful that there are many opponents in many different corners to the resumption of their joint comprehensive plan of action not the least of which is from within iran itself iran is now urging the international atomic energy agency to take action saying it reserves the right to punish the perpetrators there's been no official comment from the israeli government but the media here are widely reporting this as an israeli attack it comes as the u.s. and iran are preparing to resume power low talks in vienna aimed at resuscitating the 2015 nuclear deal a deal that the israeli prime minister persuaded president trump to withdraw from and which he still vehemently opposes. a tense backdrop then the benjamin netanyahu 1st face to face meeting with a senior member of the biden administration u.s.
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defense secretary lloyd austin and we both agree that iran must never possess nuclear weapons my policy as prime minister of israel is clear i will never allow iran to obtain the nuclear capability to carry out its genocidal goal of eliminating israel earlier austin to an israeli air force space with defense minister benny gantz who unlike netanyahu talks of working with the americans to revive the iran nuclear deal on the incident at natanz austin didn't say much i'm aware of the reports i really don't have anything to add on. in terms of. you know our efforts to. engage iran in the promising on the day she. will continue and i'm very obviously supportive of the president's efforts but those negotiations are now further complicated by the
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natanz incident the e.u. warning against any efforts to derail diplomacy it may also have undermined iran's leverage by setting back its efforts to accelerate uranium enrichment for its part iran is insisting the damage can be quickly repaired harry force at al-jazeera west jerusalem. now the e.u. is calling on the international community to act after a report found the syrian government likely used a chlorine bomb in 2018 the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons says there are reasonable grounds to believe syria's air force used the bomb on homes in the rebel held it lib region injuring 12 people the government has denied using chemical weapons during the 10 year civil war. the united nations special envoy for yemen has urged parties involved in the war to find a diplomatic solution martin grifters describes children who become victims of the 6 year conflict as a lost generation more than $6000000.00 yemenis desperately need food with about 50000 close to starvation griffith's comments came before un security council
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members and other officials began talks aimed at ending the war the war in yemen has lasted over 6 years. in these 6 years yemenis have increasingly and appallingly lacked access to food and medicine more than 6 years with no basic services with a restriction of movement in or around an out of the country and over 6 years of the children of yemen being deprived of schooling and being deprived of their future generation has been lost the russian prison staff are threatening to force feed jail kremlin critic alexina valley amid an ongoing hunger strike the valley says he's protesting because staff are refusing to treat him properly for acute back and leg pain his allies say he's lost 15 kilograms since arriving at the facility last month he was sentenced to 2 and a half years in jail in february on charges he says are politically motivated
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people in england and wales are enjoying a taste of freedom and normality as the u.k. slowly steps out of lockdown restaurants hairdressers and gyms have reopened and as rory chalons reports from brighton on the south coast of england it's a relief to many. the english have a reputation for liking a good q well on monday with non-essential shops opening for the 1st time since early january there was enough queuing to satisfy the country's most ardent fans this was the brighton city center branch of prime ark a budget fashion chain popular with teenagers and their parents a lot of pocket money has been saved up over the last few months i made some guys do you so what you spent a lot of time signed waiting for this might have been living in tracksuits and trainers for. the best part of a year working from home so you get some graduates on some dresses and i get ready
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for the summer but tell me about the pregnancy rate in the queue if we just want to divert from the station about i'm the only thing to injury not down and that's stupidity it's time to be nice message play with. the country's head dresses nail salons and beauty parlors are really going to people have rushed to shed their lock down locks and cover up those gray today extra stuff. just to. see to cope with the demands because you don't see. the queue outside this if i go england's hospitality industry has been particularly hard hit by 3 nationwide lock downs for the 2 in 5 cafes pubs and restaurants with outdoor space they can now open up to seated customers business is one of the lucky ones but he feels for those in the industry who aren't it's very difficult i know a lot of colleagues of ours restaurants yeah. yeah difficult situation and some of them have. anyway they go out of business because they can't stay in business
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anymore. this is the 2nd in the government's incremental 4 stage road map out of lockdown in march schools reopened and some outdoor socializing was allowed if all goes well more restrictions will end in may and in june the government is aware that this is easing. restrictions is likely to lead to a rise in infections but its feeling is that with 32000000 people vaccinated the country's in a pretty good position to handle this still boris johnson is urging people to behave responsibly. there are still many who haven't been infected or vaccinated yet a big spike in infections could throw the tentative easing of lockdown off course but this is a major and generally welcome step back towards normality. now to 0 brighton where muslims across the world of preparing for their 2nd ramadan of the covert 19 pandemic many will fast from sunrise to sunset as part of the holy month but the
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usual festive atmosphere in many countries is again been disrupted in turkey a surge in cases has led to a weekend lockdown it's. more hot ash gas and rocks have rained down on the caribbean island of st vincent outraise 2nd volcanic eruption in less than a week the explosion of lawsuits volcano is believed to be one of the largest in more than a century around 16000 people have been forced to leave the areas around the volcano say they're concerned about residents who refuse to move. your children there with me as a whole robin a reminder of our top stories police in the u.s. are using tear gas to try and disperse protesters in the minneapolis area the declared a state of emergency but people are defying an 11 hour curfew as tension grows over the police shooting of an unarmed black man she has more from washington d.c.
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. before the curfew there was a vigil for dawn to wrote elsewhere in the.

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