unscripted on al-jazeera we understand the differences and similarities of cultures across the world so no matter what. the news and current affairs is that matter to you. a peaceful protest marked 2 months of demonstrations against me and miles military at the u.n. warns the nation is on the brink of civil war. and kim burrell this is algis there are a lot of from doha also coming up. 7 hong kong pro-democracy leaders are convicted for 2019 protest. on that call where i think.
every. video of george floyd's arrest proves distressing the witnesses the trial of the 4 with us police officer accused of his murder. moving toward fall in the ground in different places and where any u.s. city where black people are the majority bosses are still struggling to get over 19 vaccinations. protesters are marking 2 months since the military seized power in me and as the u.n. warns the country is close to civil war demonstrators are defying violence to rally against the coup that deposed on sonsofbitches elected government and then gone people are remembering the more than 500 who've been killed by security forces since february the 1st. well earlier security forces kept up the pressure on antiques. protest is by carrying out more nitrates several people were detained and
mandalay activists say not raids are conducted to terrify people and they intensify when the military is under pressure. it's called hama joins us from bangkok and neighboring thailand obviously the thais have been involved neighbors of of me and ma now the foreign minister has spoken out what are they saying well jim yes you know they've been involved right from the beginning because of its proximity to myanmar big long border with them but also just over the last 4 or 5 days that's kind of uptick a little bit now we've seen what's been going on in the streets across me in mar what the military the security forces have been doing to crack down on the protesters but they have also started to engage in battling these ethnic armies that are peppered throughout mostly the north and in the border areas throughout myanmar and one of them is the qur'an qur'an area which is just across the border
from thailand and over the weekend there are a couple of air strikes there several air strikes over several days that sense of millions over here into thailand. initially seeking safety and some seeking medical attention to it there already said that it was safe to go back sent some of them back human rights groups say that they should not have been sent back but right now we know there are at least about 22230 people still myanmar citizens still here in thailand but because of the situation we have heard the strongest words yet coming from the administration on the coup next door. kind of a square free troubled by the reports of more casualties among them in my people. during this past weekend. we regret. for the exercise of utmost restraint. the escalation of situation. and to violence and for the release of detainees. as i said it's been 2 months now since the coup
a since the military's detention of elected leader aung san suu kyi so she has a court hearing another court hearing coming up what's happening there. yeah and that took place today we're actually hearing within just the last hour from her legal team that at the end of that court session again this is all video connected meetings and court hearings effectively under house arrest in her residence and they put over the capitol and then she's kind of linked in with the with the courts at the courthouse in a fedora and what her legal team has said is that there are no new charges brought up against her in the hearing today we don't really know what's going to happen within these hearings there's really no agenda given out and actually several times they've been delayed so it's a lot of lack of transparency and confusion with these court hearings but hearing from her legal team saying no new charges in court against her the charges we know about there have been some that at the very beginning the 1st initial charges that
put her in detention right after the coup illegal possession of walkie talkies and then also breaking coded 1000 restrictions during her campaigning back at the let in the elections in november since then there have been accusations about bribery but again here today we're hearing that the court hearing there were no extra charge put additional charges put up against her we don't really know maybe it was more of a procedural day but that so far we know from her legal team today i thank you for that school holiday and bangkok. well as we mentioned the u.n. security council is warning me and ma is on the verge of civil war and that mediate action is needed as u.n. special envoy christine traina. brief the security council on the increasingly violent crackdown on diplomatic and james base reports from the united nations. in the past the security council has released 2 statements about the situation in
myanmar but the generals defied those words and there was further violence this time no statement the outgoing president of the security council for march the u.s. ambassador linda thomas greenfield spoke to reporters. is the credibility of the security council at stake. i don't think our credibility is at stake i think what has to happen is we have to redouble our efforts what the military is doing in burma to the people to the people of burma the violence the attacks the killings of children they are appalling and and they are unacceptable so we can't just. step back and allow this to happen we have to keep pushing forward in the close in the council was briefed by the un special envoy christine trauner bergen she still wants to travel to me and martha speak to the generals she said i will remain open
to dialogue and continue to signal this but if we wait only for when they are ready to talk the ground situation will only worsen a bloodbath is imminent this council must consider potentially significant action but the chinese ambassador said what he called one sided action or calling for sanctions would only aggravate tensions a similar position was relayed by russia and so for now any tougher action by the security council seems highly unlikely. several prominent pro-democracy activists in hong kong have been found guilty for their ball when a huge protest and $29007.00 of them have been convicted for taking part in an unauthorized march including media tycoon former legislators and a veteran democracy activist the crackdown escalated of the mainland china imposes national security law and hong kong last year. 2000000. residents in the
immediate britain. considered greater warning. sarah clarke has been outside the court in hong kong with the details. the group has left the court now where we are with taliban but they remain defiant in their pursuit for democracy and the freedoms that they say were promised on the 997 handover agreement on departure we had one of those people a chuckle he said it was a peaceful protest that they took part in it was not illegal he's accused the police of bowing to beijing's crackdown on now and silencing its critics here in hong kong now all 9 faced up to 5 years in jail on each particular charge and those charges have been icing and participating in what the police deemed an illegal assembly this was back in august 29th changing those anti-government demonstrations the rally was approved but the place accuse this group of leaving the designated area and taking some of those protests on a march toward central now the judge made a strong statement during his verdict a decision he said the court will in no way allow public order to be disrupted
unlawfully but a couple of those people who were found guilty had to say on the why in the course we are sentenced to jail in the future for this case although many other cases that are following it is are back on. to be in jail for walking together with the people on call and we want just want to say that we're not home call and we will continue to fight for freedom and democracy and we love the people hong kong and we all know that we can walk with you and we all know that we hong kong to get we continue the struggle for what we do so that our. rights. our freedom and democracy in the future well this is yet another blow to the pro-democracy movement we've got nearly every major voice of dissent or opposition figure and prominent opposition figure in hong kong they were in exile on. we've had more than $2400.00 people have been charged
a jungle since the anti-government protests and so this is certainly limited the voice of these pro-democracy groups. it was another day of emotional testimony in the trial of former us police officer derek shells that the jury was shown video from body cameras showing the last moments of george for its life floyd was seen crying and pleading with offices elizondo reports from minneapolis. day 3 of the derek show vun trial saw yet another eye witness take the stand another view of george floyd's death and another for whom the emotion of reliving that day became at times too much to bear. proving that some of the most powerful moments in the trial can be would nothing is
said. to 61 year old charles mcmillan can be heard here urging floyd to do what the police say but the restrained floyd can't move at one point he can be heard calling for his mother. to your concerns increase over time. the longer it went on. and. on the. earlier prosecutors focused on the events leading up to that confrontation trying to add context to the moments before he was pinned to the ground store clerk christopher martin testified that floyd had handed him what he suspected was a counterfeit $20.00 bill which eventually led to the police being called. later
when martin went outside and saw floyd pinned to the ground. under chauvinists knee he was distraught if i would choose not to do this could have been avoided. in cross-examination the defense focused on floyd's state of mind while he was in the store based on your observations of his behavior his speech patterns that's what caused you to form the impression he was under the influence current. piece of work and jurors ended the day seeing floyd's arrest again and again as one by one the footage from each of the officers body camera was played in the courtroom this trial has shown that so many people who are witnesses to floyd's death are still suffering from trauma now trying to relive it and it's even affecting the jury at one point on wednesday the trial had to be briefly halted when one female juror
while listening to testimony suffered from what the judge called a stress related reaction. gabriels on doe al-jazeera minneapolis still ahead on al-jazeera new video of children being dropped across the u.s. border has gone to face more criticism for their treatment. and a coastal haven that's being spoiled the corruption issue plaguing public areas heads to the max. how i once again welcome to another look at the international full cost the states a rather large these showers spring up for us southern parts of the philippines recently 70 and 80 millimeters of frank coming down here in the space of 24 hours
and some other wet weather to see just around northern parts of somalia pushing up towards the nicobar and add to my knowledge we could see a developing a low pressure system maybe a typical side clambering up here as we go on through the next couple of ice so that's certainly one to keep an eye on elsewhere across southeast asia the usual rash of showers more heavy downpours into central southern parts of the philippines borneo seeing some lively right now which is still pretty wet there into indonesia mostly more of the same as we go on through saturday and just notice little circulation broome could see a tropical low developing just off the northwest coast of australia around the pilbara said that could cause some problems as we go on through the next couple days there's that little area cloud just to the west of darwin showers continue across the far north of australia but for much of us it's fine and dry that with the area of high pressure down towards the southeast yabby 5 the victoria from new south wales with dragging in the way ins from the coral sea and that could lead to some rather lively showers pushing into that eastern side of queensland as we go
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watching algis there are a minder of our top stories the sell. test isn't made by once again on the streets to market exactly 2 months of the military seems to. un security council has been warned to the nation is on the brink of civil war. 7 pro-democracy activists in hong kong have been convicted for participating in an unauthorized protest and $29.00 t.v. including media tycoon former legislators and a veteran democracy activist. body camera footage has been shown of the trial of former u.s. police officer accused of murdering george 42 reveals the last moments of floyd's well if you can be heard begging police not to shoot. the u.n. has raised in almazan reports of grave human rights abuses by russian mustard reese and central african republic they're accused of crimes including mass summary executions torture and the indiscriminate killing of civilians and humanitarian
workers in. the unix purge describe grave human rights violations and abuse they say carried out by russian fighters the fuck out which are the central african forces and the un who they say are behind mass summary execution torture and the forced displacement of people more than 240000 people have been displaced since december's election which was won by president hu we had the backing of russia with the russian fighters on the ground the wagner's group which is a private russian contractor company and we were there when we met with the advisor to the president vladimir is a corrupt who told us that russia was there on the ground to ensure the president can regain control of the country and secure the security of the border now according to the un 44 percent of the country is in the hands of armed groups
specifically the coalition for patriotic change led by former president francois in a not so veiled threat the ambassador to russia on the ground said that it was easy could be neutralized by russian forces or the central african forces if need be on the ground if he continues to from at rest now the west and especially france sees the presence of russian forces on the ground with suspicion they say they're adding fuel to the fire in a country that's already volatile work where most of the population are in dire need of humanitarian help. the u.s. border patrol has released video showing children being dropped across the southern border by smugglers in the infrared pictures an adult can be seen dangling and then dropping a child from the top of the fence along the border with mexico moments later they drop another at the pier to hurl supplies the children assistance from ecuador and are now in the care of u.s. authorities just 3 and 5 years old. in a statement u.s.
border patrol says if not for the vigilance of our agents using mobile technology to tender age siblings would have been exposed to the harsh elements of the desert environment. we're currently working with our law enforcement partners in mexico and attempting to identify these ruthless human smugglers well bit is is a political analysts at the national university of mexico explains why there's been a surge of migrants going to the u.s. . with the change of the government there isa kind of a buy than hope read a speech of joe biden during the campaign and the even of his government is a major in that they want to change the made in the migrant immigration issue and biden says. he want to change to 2 words i wonder woman tyrion policy and one of the key of this of human time in the new policy i'm in the new commentary policy
are the treatment of the of the not companion of my nerves or or people who aren't you see traffickers is mahler's to send their children from of honduras from little or whatever to california to texas and this is a big crisis because they migrants increases the amount in the last 2 months the smaller side of the only who are winning with the situation this is have the tremendous humanitarian crisis because involve many governments. are people from the roof remake whether from colombia to central america central america on a course in mexico i am in the border. many people are within 20000 or 25000 in my nerves in their war there's the elephant excess in one month and this is terrible i think for people who cutting
a child have been killed in the 3rd best shooting in the u.s. in just 2 weeks it happened at an office building in the city of orange just south of los angeles and they say the suspect is in hospital after being shot by officers the motive is not yet known. ecuador's health system is severely strained from a rise in call the 9000 cases with some doctors saying it has collapsed hospitals are working beyond capacity across the country 12000 cases were recorded in the past week that's nearing the peak it experienced a year ago and one hospital in the capital patients are being treated in tents corridor was the cafeteria and office space is the name of. a lab so we have collapsed we're talking about a cemetery collapse in this hospital with 150 percent usage of the spaces resources and supplies that means we are exceeding all our capacities even the contingency
plans is the most. because we are facing an important peak of cases that we consider to be the worst so far according to the dimia logical curve most likely cases will increase this is a very well formed snowball with an avalanche to come we are in the middle of the wave and it is collapsing the system. brazil has again hit a record number of corona virus deaths making march its deadliest month in the pandemic almost 3905 tell us it's all recorded on wednesday families in sao paulo have been forced to bury their loved ones in the dark cemeteries worked through the night. with passing through this sadness today no family and thousands of families in brazil and in the world this because our politicians can't find a solution to this problem we heard about vaccines but the poor people are the ones who are suffering today. the pace of covered by indian vaccinations has dramatically picked up in the u.s.
but the equitable distribution of shots has been a challenge despite being in the majority black people in baltimore are being vaccinated to fall slower than the white population zeros how do you castro has more. inside this baltimore factory brews the viral vector that will train immune systems to neutralize the corona virus truckloads of the ingredient leave the factory operated by emergent bio solutions regularly destined for faraway facilities for further processing into the johnson and johnson vaccine and eventually even further away places where arms are waiting that's despite plenty of people in need of the vaccine much closer to home right here maybe you know it here but is not. to me it mars will be about 2 miles away tanya gros lives just 2 kilometers from the vaccine component factory she's 56 years old and
diabetic but she says she's getting nowhere in her search for a vaccine a moment a real hard time a been told in the round of different places they could help me in the sis me with it in bolton more city black residents are being vaccinated at less than half the rate of whites that is troubling in a city where african-americans are the majority and as the johnson and johnson vaccine began its rollout in early march baltimore's mayor made a direct appeal to the drug maker to sell 300000 doses to the city where it was produced when you're talking about a city that has that already before covered head to help this varies and probably just further exacerbated those in a city that is 60 percent african-american or people black or black that kobe and they're making a vaccine of course people here should be the beneficiary of that is that simple to me but baltimore didn't get the extra doses that the mayor requested meetings in order instead it's have to rely on the federal government to secure the shots and
scott says the situation is improving we've seen a good interest in our mouth now and that which is all part of this vaccination plan that we have that's very robust it reaches us it reaches our people where we like here aboard a multiple vaccine clinic operated by the baltimore city health department and med star health it's parked outside a community center in a heavily african-american neighborhood and nurse practitioner kelly mccallum has been busy inoculating people all day coming to them in their neighborhoods is in addition to show of faith and trust that if they can't come to us to bring things to them 79 year old joan smith a retired machine operator and cancer survivor just come. pleaded her vaccination woman quote more food if you get very fit and. so.
now that both have been vaccinated a reunion is in order i do jocasta through al-jazeera baltimore maryland a step 3 day lockdown in australia's 3rd largest city is being lifted the decision was made so after just one new covert 19 infection was confirmed in brisbane people were ordered to stay indoors went to fast as a mode of 18 cases in total masks are still required a job like. officials and from hoping the 3rd wave of covert 19 infections could peak in this few 7 days with a new lockdown mischa's parliament is expected to approve plans to enter a 3rd national lockdown this weekend schools will be closed for 3 weeks and domestic travel is bound for at least a month daily infections are above $30000.00 hospitals at risk of being overwhelmed . poland's health system is facing a growing crisis some hospitals close to running out of ventilator it's there for
a more than $20000.00 daily covenanted cases in recent days on monday officials warned the southern region of silesia had already won ventilator available for the region's 4500000 people patients are being flown to other areas on wednesday paula reported more than 650 deaths its highest number this year. well gary ns will head to the polls for a general election on sunday one of the biggest issues for voters is corruption and its most reports from back on the black sea coast. a haven for rare and threatened species gary is black sea coast is protected from unregulated development by the mess dick and the e.u. rules yet the landscape is scarred by hundreds of illegal buildings the simple because of the corruption. is a local councillor who's managed to stop for now some of the most blatant abuses. this was signed off by the planning directorate as
a war to stop coastal erosion so no need for a public inquiry it's clearly much more than that it's owners now admits it will be a hotel but say it will also protect the coastline the corruption is spread up in bulgaria since we joined the european union and says the board here says there bulgaria mafia get their hands on the european funds and the bulgarian mafia become stronger and stronger and have the money needed to buy up the government. just in the last 6 years the e.u. has sent 10000000000 euros in funding to bulgaria will get along with hungary romania is at the bottom of transparency international european corruption perception index describing this country as having a systematic problem with corruption and it says there's little transparency or accountability of government institutions. people angry because this is
a very highly protected area what should be unspoiled coastline is being exploited by those prepared to ignore the law knowing they're unlikely to be prosecuted. cannot build everything and. i think that no concrete is needed here. we should leave some major do well to kill children but. this private marina was built without permission by a well connected politician access to the beach was also sealed off even though all beaches in bulgaria a public property only one thousands of people protested last year was the access road reopened i find 66 is sad because this is my kitchen this is my country and i have i can't do anything about it apparently because apparently the law is not enough for these people and according to them they are above it the environment ministry told r.t.
0 no one was available to answer all questions about corruption over the next 6 years the e.u. will give bulgaria another 29000000000 euros to help recover from the coronavirus crisis. bernard smith al-jazeera burgas bulgaria. don't forget you can always check on our website the address that is al jazeera dot com. result is there are these the top stories protesters are defying the crackdown and me and my 2 months since the military seems tell the un security council has wants the nation is on the brink of civil war mammals neighbor thailand has issued its strongest statement since the crisis began scott hartley has more from bangkok. we've seen what's been going on in the streets across myanmar with the military and security forces have been doing to crack down on the protesters but they have also started to.