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for the people that we've spoken to as extremely concerned about the threat of violence they want guarantees from the spanish police that there isn't going to be any use of force if there is some resistance here to madrid imposing direct rule no one here is forgotten what happened on the surface that was the day of the referendum that kicked off this crisis police many say were very heavy handed the people as they tried to gauge the polls those images went around the world and both sides both in madrid and the people here in catalonia very keen to make sure that that doesn't happen again and martin just to get back to you you had mentioned this was supposed to be a temporary arrangement has sacked the castle on parma parliament he's called an election for december does madrid believe that the separatists are going to participate in the selection. of those radical independence party the senior.
participated their boy scout. protest now the other separatists are going to visit the dalai lama really because they have to choose. boycotting the elections and if they protest against the very worst. is that what they themselves were trying to get out of which is not listen. to the anti dr on the other hand if they do run the elections. then that would be as good as admitting that yesterday's independence declaration was. so. very difficult to see what will happen and again if they do take power if they do the elections they're playing right into ron's hands well again we're in uncharted territory nobody's ever seen anything like this before. the next days and weeks along the very uncertain. martin roberts in madrid and. barcelona for us thank you both very much.
kenya is a country in electoral limbo officials have again postponed a rerun of the presidential election scheduled in several areas considered strongholds of the opposition the cost of the divisive it is becoming ever more apparent at least nine people have been killed in clashes between protesters and police since there is. violence has engulfed kenya since thursday's contested election rerun. and some opposition strongholds like this nairobi slum clashes between protesters and all storage fees have been deadly this has led the electoral commission to suspend polling indefinitely. when it's going to go step. with their lives.
noting was originally postponed until today in four counties and western kenya after demonstrators disrupted polling on thursday. opposition candidates. warned election officials that another poll would only lead to more bloodshed but they had called for a boycott of the elections and only one in three kenyans have cost a vote. the ballots that have been cost of being counted but the results on likely to end months of political uncertainty and violence in this divided country . correspondent catherine joyce that joins us from the kenyan capital of nairobi. catherine we've seen buildings on fire we've seen these terrible images of people covered in blood is there any hope that politicians will be able to bring kenya
back from the brink well it's a lot of people hoping that it will and not really politicians as such right now it's probably more the professional people the technocrats the you know the working class that needs to do something about whatever is going on because it seems that the politicians both don't want to have dialogue. so people are left in limbo that both their supporters are left in limbo and right now it's quite uncertain because last night we saw violence here in nairobi in informal settlements known as. we saw some violence in western kenya as well so the right death toll of about nine we're expecting that to rise and time soon so right now kenyans are just waiting for some sort of solution but more so they're waiting for an announcement of the election results by the chairman of the electoral commission and this is not the first time
the electoral commission has postponed this vote and they only have until october thirty first to hold it so it's getting down to the wire how likely is this to happen. and and les prime minister. former prime minister. actually says something on monday which he has promised to say something on monday the situation will probably more likely remain the same with still waiting on the main ruling party to say anything about the voting process or the fact that he is now with ninety nine percent of the votes cost there's no statement from the party or president. so. we're kind of in an uncertain situation at this point catherine armando in nairobi thank you very much for your insights now to some of the other stories making news
around the world u.s. secretary of defense jim mattis warned of saturday that north korea would face a quote massive military response if ever used its nuclear weapons tensions have been running high on the korean peninsula the north conducted its sixth nuclear test last month and tested missiles the regime claims are capable of reaching the u.s. mainland. u.s. special counsel robert miller's investigation into the alleged russian meddling in the u.s. presidential election may have produced criminal charges u.s. media reporting a federal grand jury has approved the first charges in the case but it's not yet known against whom or for what guatemala's former president also perez molina and his vice president will stand trial for corruption charges prosecutors say a ring involving government officials customs agents and business people defrauded
the state of millions of dollars in an alleged scheme to avoid customs duties the two have denied the charges. sports now this weekend's bundesliga action is these two of germany's best teams meet for the second time in four days as byan host buying or victorious in the midweek cup clash and haven't lost a leipsic in any of their three match ups but roughhousing has a side will go to munich believing it's only a matter of time before that changes. for one hundred twenty minutes straight hustle and bustle and now they're preparing to do it all over again might see came the closest they've ever come to beating by and rejuvenated and it has been safe. play as well rest and recover. and i also i think being in our own stadium with the support of our fans gives the strength of. and in these conditions we'll be able to overcome our tiredness. by and are the kind of team to bask too long in their
success especially since like one of the main pretenders to their been to sneak a throw you. come and you can only briefly feel happy after a win but now we're really pumped up for the next game. so of course there are lots of things with thinking about and we're focused on the task at hand and i don't think we have time to celebrate right now. in light seeking their relishing the chance to have another go at by an even if the form book isn't quite on their side . we've really enjoyed the last match and we're already really looking forward to this next encounter with byan. next to begin with. despite the disappointments writes he can take some positives from wednesday's cup defeat their recent away victory i believe lead us to get some hundred pounds from back immediately given a win in dortmund you shouldn't worry about being beaten in munich and therefore
we'll go there with the same bravado and the same mentality to believe in ourselves and be the trickiest opponents possible for. it and so on to munich right sick i'm daunted as they look for their first ever win over the champions. and a reminder of the top stories we're following here for you spain has formally to formally taken direct control of the council on government spanish prime minister mariano rajoy has announced the firing of the reasons defiant separatist government one day after lawmakers passed a declaration of independence hundred has called for new elections to be held on december twenty first. you're watching news from berlin more coming up at the top of the hour thank you for tuning and. every journey begins with the first step and every language with the first word the word for the. week oh he's in germany to learn german why not learn