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announcer: and now, "borld news". >> hello, welcome e source. we are one year to the days since rider stormed the u.s. capital. >> he values power over principal, because he sees his own interest as more important than his country's interest. >> on the house floor, speaker nancy pelosi held a moment of science for those who died. the republicans are also delivering their own january 6 response. in the world tennis number one,
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novak djokovic, finds himself confined to an immigration hotel in melbourne after running into control with his visa at the australian open. ♪ >> l's be in the u.s. where exactly a year ago the capitol hill right was in pro -- in progress. president biden has condemned his predecessor ld trump for the role he played that day. the democrats held many events marking the event including a moment of silence. let's hear from president biden speang inside the capital. pres. biden: the former president of the united states of america has created and spread a web of live -- lives about the 2020 election. he has done so because he values power over principal. because he sees his own interest as more impornt than his country's interest, in america's interest. >> vice president, harri also
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spoke about the events of that day. >> what they were also assaulting worthy institutions, the values, the ideals that generations of americans have marched, picketed, and shed blood ttablish and defend. >> the president speech blamed the capitol riot on trump and his supporters. a writer said it represents a strategic shift as well, more effectively abo anger than hope. minutes after president biden speech, donald trump released his own statement, claiming resident biden used it to further to try to divide america. president biden was asked about that question of division as he left the capitol building.
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>> you've talked so much about healing, sir. pres. biden:ou have to recognize the extent of the und. you can't pretend. this is serious stuff, and a lot of people, understandably, want to heal. you've got to face it. that's what great nations do. they face the truth and deal with it and move on. >> top senate republican mitch mcconnell released a statement, describing the storming of the capital as a dark day for our country. he also accused the democrats of playing politics. here is the republican strategist. >> i think joe biden turned it into a partisan policy
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discussion which further makes it less of a landmark moment. they should have taken the politics out of it. >> the length of time between the capital being stormed and president trump asking the riders to stop. it wasn't until more than two hours later after 4:00 p.m. that donald trump released video telling the mom to go home. here is a capitol police officer talking to laura trevelyan about being on duty that day. >> if anyone could have brought that situation to an end, it should have happened. actions could've been done to get us help sumer. democracy can't be -- help sooner. it's as that. >> many republicans reacted with
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horror to the events of that day and have be cril to donald trump, but others have taken a different approach. some have referred to the riders as patriots and political prisoners and have organized a counter program for today's events. >> on a basic gut level, it's disgusting that anyone would glorify what happened on january 6. it is hard to undstand how a group of felw americans, human beings, can get so warped that they believe this complete nonsense and craziness. >> earlier i was speakg to our washington correspondent and i asked gary if it was inevitable that both parties are excusing -- accusing each other of playing politics. >> of course it was a political event, this was a battle for the political control of power in the united states. of course it was a political
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event. so it's not necessarily surprising. but the democrats and what joe biden is trying to do is go beyond that, going to a plane of national significance, something invoking the constitution, which is something that all americans ar meant to believe in and believe sacred, and try to elevate to that plane is a way of trying to appeal to those who are bit more worried about what happened that day, even if they may not be supporters of his. >> it seven minutes past the hour as i talko you and it was extly seven minutes after the hour that we were on air and started to look at pictus of the capitol a started to realize it did not look like a regular protest. rhaps america is still deciding whethert wants to look at the scale of what happened and acknowledge the scale of what happened. >> i think that is an
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interesting point. if you look back to that day, there was quite a lot of confusion about what was actually happening and the extent of the violence, and really the extent of the violence has come out over a period of time, as those videos have been reased, have been found and transmitted and put in evidence and all that kind of thing. so the picture took a while to form completely, but n there is a pretty clear picture of the brutality and the violence and it is shocking at times and you see those pictures, as police officers him of the way they were treated, being dragged down the stairs, the police officer in the doorway, the pepper spray, the yelling, this year brutality and animosity of the whole thing. that took some time, and i think it still continues to shock people in theew videos come out. course as we head into this
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period where there will be trials of se of these people that were iolved in those orchestrating it, you will see that material replayed again and again over the coming months, and that could be a significant part of the political discussion, which is why i think we saw that tilt today from the president toward a much more aggressive approach to donald trump in his role in what happened on january 6 last year. he was really pulling his punches in previous speeches, previous appearances on this. today he didn't do anything like that. he went in really full force, giving it everything, calling out the former president, pressing those buttons, those triggers, if y like, that the former president hates about defeat and loss and all those kind of things. >> there will be a special program at 9:00 p.m. in the u.k. . you can follow many aspects of
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this story online. we are detailing accusations that continue to be made by president trump about what happened with analysis and lots of other things. it's all at bbc.com/news. we don't often talk about because asked on on outside source, but the last few days it's been in the spotlight because there have been massive antigovernment protests. this is unusual because it is normally a stable country. violence has erupted on th streets and including its largest city. verse of gunfire were heard today and police were clearing out the city's main square of protesters. dozens of people were killed and hundreds detained in a security eration that began in e morning. protrs are still gathering in some cities.
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ese pictures come from the westf kazakhstan. let's hear from our reporter who sent this update. reporter: the clashes are taking place just a few hundred meters away from where i'm standing now. you can hear the sound of shooting and explosions. judging by that sound, the real battle is going on the main square. we saw several armored personnel carriers moving toward the square where protesters d gathered before. >> this comes after days of protest in kazakhstan. yesterday crowd storm several government be -- government buildings and set police vehicle's on fire. the country's president is calling protesters foreign terrorists. >> many of these terrorist gangs are international and have a -- have received extensive training abroad. their attack should be considered an act of aggression. >> the president justified his
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request for russia's assistance by linking it to foreign terrorists. this is on the basis of the collective security treaty organization. this is a military alliance between russia, kazakhstan, armenia, and others. what was behind the protests? it's a complicated question to answer. kazakhstan is huge and has two very powerful neighbors, russia and china. on paper, it is rich. it has 3% of the worlds oil reserves. the wealth is not being shared equally. th's why there has been some upset. in 20, demonstrators toppled the long serving president a he was accused of widespread corruption. he was replaced by a close ally. recently we've seen yule prices double and that was the spark for these protests.
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it has become about something much more now. >> for some people, it's mostly economic. it's about demanding better life, better jobs, better earning. whereas for others, it's about opening the political system, allowing the different parts of inclusion of society, and breaking down the system, we are talking about tens of billions of dollars. whereas most of the populatio is suffering from extreme levels of poverty. >> one of the main issues now is the extent to which russia will >> mr. putin must be really
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worried witthese vast protests which seemingly came out of nowhere. there were some small protest over the past year but there was nothing that would tell you that this could happen in kazakhstan. this is a worrying message for mr. putin, who has suppressed opposition in his country in the previous year. according to some sources, russia is willing to send up to 5000 soldiers to kazakhstan. it looks like two divisions which specialize in peacekeeping, but one is the famous 45th division which is specialized in military intelligence. >> let's talk about the opposition the people leading these protests in kazakhstan. it's been a difficult day for
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them, to put it mildly, with this major operation against them. do people within the protests believe that they can continue? reporter: they have seen a major change in what was going on in the streets. there was a lot of gunfire making people afraid. but there is a change in the mood on the ground because of what hpened yesterday and overnight. during the first few days, the protests was purely political butesterday, ere were people saluting, and some people at the moment are afraid. now they will have to line up for bread and petrol. it's not what we wanted. so people are confused and they just want stability. the majority of people are scared because of the amount of
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gunfire out in the streets. ♪ >> stay with me here on outside source. we will talk again about novak djokovic who remains confined in immigration -- due to his visa. it's nearly 50 years since abba had their first number one, but this year they are back in performing a series of live gigs. they will be presented by avatars of their younger selves. >> there have been tours with holograms of a lot of famous people. roy orbison and others. but we soon saw that that technology is ancient and not usable. so we went on to investigate whether we could appear as
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ourselves from 1979, looking exactly like we did back in and singing. and that is possible. >> there are now around 1000 people with couters, artists working with these avatars right now, and they can work from home. ♪ >> we are here in the bbc newsroom. it's been one year to the day that riders storm the u.s. congress building on capitol hill and president biden has been pinning the blame on that on donald trump. the tennis world number one, novak djokovic, is being detained in melbourne and instead of defending his australian open title, the plan at the moment is he is going to
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be deported. his visa to enter the country was revoked the growing backlash over a wver he had been given but tournament organizers that would allow him to compete, in theory, despite not being fully vaccinated. we will spend a few minutes looking at how the story has been developed. novak djokovic is the men's world tennis number one. he is close to the venue of the austrian open, but he is awaiting deportation, to the fury of his dad. >> they want to keep him not only in custody, but in jail, until monday. think about it, until monday they will keep the best sportsman in the world in jail. >> to understand how he ended up in detention, we need to go back to tuesday. he tweeted this picture saying i'm heading down under with an exemption to come and play without meeting the requirement of being fully vaccinated. when he arrived close to midnight, it was clear there was
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an issue. he was greeted by the austrian border force and for eight hours was kept in an isolated room, while outside, some fans waited. back in serbia, the president was posting on instagram that all of serbia was with him. serbia will fight for novak djokovic. everyone was waiting and wondering. then at around 10:00 a.m., we got a statement from border force. we were told, is your djokovic failed to meet entry requirements and his visa has been subsequently canceled. within her from the prime minister. >> if you are not double vaccinated and you are not an australian resident or citizen, you can't come. >> he has an exemption that says he doesn't need to jabs to play. and he was given a visa to enter australia but australia's deputy prime minister said that wasn't enough. >> if he hasn't filled out forms
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appropriately, he's taking the sovereign capacity of another nationor a joke. >> if there was information that mr. djokovic had not provided, the austrian government should've asked for that information before the visa was granted. >> we must also add the victoria state government which wants us to note this isn't its issue. >> it's not the state, the commonwealth issues those visas. >> as we watched an array of statements this week, some came to this conclusion. >> there's a clear disconnect between what the victorian government and what the federal government is saying. >> certainly there h been a disconnect somewhere along the line. the sun was up and djokovic was on the move. the austrian authorities were sending the reigning australian open champion to an immigration detention hotel.
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the hotel houses 36 refugees. it's well known in part because of the conditions. the public broadcaster reports the windows in the hotel cannot be opened. detainees have had maggots in their food, and there has been a recent covert outbreak. his father was furious, saying tonight they can throw them in a dungeon, tomorrow they can put him in chains. the truth is, he is like water, he takes his own path. he is likthe spartacus of the new world that will not tolerate injustice. that was his father. this is his mother. >> it's just unfair. >> meanwhile, outside the hotel, fans have gathered, as have the media. >> many have told me how frustrated they are, how angry ey are that he was allowed to come all the way over here and to be potentially sent back over a technicality. >> in the australian press, some
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are saying it's not just about a technicality. some arguecott morrison is doing a tough guy act to distract from rising covid cases and issues with testing. the federal government, state government and tennis australia say they followed the correct procedures. and now we wait for his appeal against deportation. it is scheduled for monday, but when the austrian government ask a judge to bring it forward, they said no, saying the tail will not be wagging the dog here. djokovic said in 2020 he was personally opposed to vaccination. australia his position and he knew the policy. as rafael nadal has pointed out. >> he's free to make his own positions, but there are some consequences. he knew the conditions since a
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lot of months ago. >> despite the months everyone has had to think this through, for whatever reason, he is not at home in serbia, he is in detention in a suburb in melbourne. let's turn to the u.k.. orest johnson is being criticized following an increase into the refurbishment of a flat above 10 downing street. he was accused of not having sufficient respect for his role as advisor. he apologize for not sharing with the inquiry. vicki young reports. >> a lavish flat refurbishment with an eye watering bill and some difficult questions for the prime minister about whether he knew whoriginally paid for it. he and his wife spent over 100,000 pounds acquiring a luxury designer. it has taken months for the
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standards advisor to get to the bottom of a complex funding arrangement involving a donor. some relevant information was never disclosed tthe investigation. today in a letter mr. johnson apologize for that. i'm sorry that the office of independent advisor has been put in this position. i can only repeat the humble and sincere apology i gave when we discussed this matter earlier today. mr. johnson is busy highlighting the success ofaccines. but questions have continued about what he knew, and when. >> surely you would remember such an exchange. this is what the flat looked like when the previous occupant opened the doors to the bbc. but the johnsons didn't like it, preferring designs in the more exuberant style of lulu little.
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mr. johnson said he d not know the conservative donor was initially paying for it. today messages between them were published. he wrote, i'm keen to allow lulu little to get on with it. lord brownlow replied, of course, get lulu to call me, we will get it sorted asap. he added, i should've said, as the trust isn't set up yet, it's only me, and i know where the pounds will come from. as soon as lulu calls, we can crack on. downing street says that exchange was never shown to the investigation because mr. johnson didn't recall it and it was on an old phone he didn't have access to. in his letter to the prime minister, he doesn't hide his irritation that he didn't see those messages. he says if he had, he would've asked more questions might have changed some of his findings. but he says his main conclusion, that the prime minister didn't
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break ministerial code, that still stands. >> we need the president -- the prime minister to be fully transparentnd in all the other instances of conservative sleaze that we seen over the months. >> mr. johnson is now paid for the refurbishment's himself --hi f.unmsg, stminster. >> thanks for that report. a quick reminder of our top story, the united states is marking the anniversary of the january 6 right on capitol hill. president biden accusing donald trump of holding a dagger to the throat of american democracy. the president made a speech to mark the anniversary and use it to make his nose heated attack yet on his predecessor. he chooses -- doesn't often choose to talk about him but he did this time, saying it's part 20 called an armed insurrection.
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♪ ♪ narrator: funding for this presentation of this program is provided by... woman: architect. bee keeper. mentor. a raymond james financial advisor tailors advice to help you live your life. life well planned. narrator: funding was also provided by, the freeman foundation. by judy and peter blum kovler foundation; pursuingolutions for america's neglected needs. and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you.

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