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so that readers of the bridge justified the means. to terms with this is starts december 13th on t w. this is d w news live from berlin police and protesters clashed on the streets of hong kong officers used tear gas and water cannon against the demonstrators earlier some of the protesters occupied and set up barricades at a university campus we'll get the latest from our correspondent in hong kong also
coming up. former defense minister go to buy a rajapaksa has won the country's presidential election has made opponents has now conceded defeat paving the way for that to become sri lanka's 7 meter. and germany's green wave the green party is surging in the polls thanks in part to a popular pair at the top of the greens eventually step into on the mantle since. i'm married to evanston it's good to have you with us we begin in hong kong where there have been fresh clashes between pro-democracy demonstrators and police protesters barricaded hong kong's polytechnic university as part of a week long campaign aimed at disrupting traffic and hitting the local economy riot police fired tear gas in a bid to clear the demonstrate. hers threw petrol bombs and started fires on the
street chinese troops were deployed in the city for the 1st time since the protests began. well earlier i spoke to him and he is building a who's in hong kong and i asked him about the significance of the chinese soldiers being on the streets for the 1st time since the protests began. yet it was yesterday that they came out of a garrison to clear up some of the barricades they were wearing their sports outfit and they were marching and then clearing some of the debris there they said that was a voluntary action it sparked a bit of concern here because they are not allowed to interfere in hong kong unless they're asked by the hong kong government and the hong kong government has not asked them to do this so they clearly broke the constitution however as they did just some cleaning work. the outrage was not not very high
wave more important at the moment is what is happening now on the streets this confrontation between the protesters and the police that is taking more and more violent forms well much here is let's talk about the standoff specifically at the polytechnic university it's very central in the city what are the protesters tactics and how are police responding. so this is the polytechnic university this crossroads over there has been blocked and over there there is a tunnel one of the 3 tunnels that cross over to hong kong island it has been blocked since monday on monday the protesters from the university the students blocked the tunnel and have then occupied the university in there there have been manufacturing petrol bombs that have been parading around bows and arrows one police officer was hit in earlier clashes today by an arrow the police have come to
clear the very kids outside they have deployed water cannons and. tear gas and rubber bullets they were met with with molotov cocktails now that the water canon and hong kong is something very special it's different from water cannons in other countries because it has not only water inside but also pepper solution that is highly irritating and that is very painful so they advance there they've sprayed protesters who blocked the road with pepper spray we have seen people over there who are whose skin we're burning one reporter and also a few protesters and other people. and it seems to be something that is really really highly painful. but it has not succeeded in driving the protesters back they are holding their line there at the crossroads the police are standing at
the other end of the crossroads and it looks like this is going to be another long day for both sides with more violence to come all right corresponding mathias bearing are bringing us up to date with the latest developments in hong kong we thank you very much. to sri lanka now where going to buy a rajapaksa is set to become the country's next president. that's after his main rival conceded defeat in the country's election which was held on saturday rajapakse his party had earlier declared victory with their candidate ahead in the count with over half the vote turnout was high and the poll went off mainly peacefully security was a key issue in the election campaign the vote comes 7 months after a series of terror attacks left more than $250.00 people dead over the easter holiday. while has been covering this election and she sent us this analysis of the victor and the challenges he faces.
with access set to become the next president of sri lanka it isn't officially yet but a steady stream of people is already streaming into the political leaders house to congratulate him on his victory because the clear. who is the brother of precedent. has already killed 3 on twitter while also qualify for unity and harmony among the different ethnicities and religions of sri lanka his key often and sergeant off the ruling un has conceded defeat now there is a possibility that an anti incumbency sentiment against the un be may have had a role to play. with us as defeat after all the un was heavily criticised in the offer map of the deadly easter sunday bombings because indications were that the government had information and warnings about the bombings even before they happen and it was seen as a sign of mismanagement another reason why parts stick in such
a clear lead could be that while sergeant fame with us are one out in the minority dominated north and east the south which is a sin the love of this area has have been the fear would be to box up the new president is likely to be sworn then to morrow and announcement is expected later in this evening which is rand we are also expecting to see more celebrations it is interesting that. who was the head of defense when. 26 year civil war was ending calling for unity because he's seen as a strong military nationalistic and you don't which has raised good songs among minorities but if the one he is planning to set is what he's seeing right now for unity calling for peace it could spell out these for sri lanka and. under this new precedent. now authorities in iran have blocked internet access and say they will respond forcefully to quell protests across the country at least one person is.
killed and many injured in clashes between police and protesters angered by an increase in fuel prices the government says it needs the money to help the poor of but many fear the price hike will hit poor people the hardest. teheran at a standstill the motorways blocked erinyes have already endured a lot due to u.s. sanctions but the announcement from the government was the last straw gasoline prices up by 50 percent only 60 liters per person per month those who need more have to pay more. or situation is only getting worse a leader used to cost around $0.07 now it's $0.21 everything's getting more expensive for the government it's good news since they've taken more money security forces took to patrolling outside gas stations many believe the fuel price hike is just the start of many price increases. her on the everything in tehran and all over iran is dependent on the cost of energy if gasoline gets more expensive rent
will go up too i think this is going to break the back of poor working people. but there were rapid reactions to the government's announcement protests erupted around iraq demonstrators targeted gas stations and police buildings the images are reminiscent of scenes 2 years ago when protests were met with violence now a hand his government is facing more pressure to resolve the situation peacefully religious leaders and their eenie in parliament demanded gas prices be returned to normal but the police have threatened to take a hard stance against demonstrators 7. now look at some of the other stories making news around the world. the u.s. and south korea have agreed to postpone military drills in a bid to move the peace process with north korea forward washington denied that the decision was another concession to pyongyang north korea had objected to the drills
even though they had been scaled back. prime minister on day bobbish has been by protesters in prague laying a wreath of the 38th anniversary of the velvet revolution which ended decades of communist rule on saturday about a quarter of a 1000000 people demonstrated in prague calling for bomb issues resignation. clashes erupted between protesters and police of the french capital paris as demonstrators mark the one year anniversary of the yellow vests movement protesters set fires and smashed windows police responded with tear gas and arrested dozens of people. germany's green party is in the opposition at least for now the polls show that nipping at the heels of uncle america's conservatives and there's a good chance they could find themselves in government after germany's next
elections increased concern over climate change is largely responsible for their new found popularity but the party's co-leaders have also done their share uniting and expanding the party's base and they've both been re-elected at the party's annual conference. flowers for the winner the greens reelected on only in about book us co-leader with 97 point one percent of the vote thank you i accept the result i'm speechless and close to tina's thank you. no leader of the greens has ever been elected by such a margin before in her acceptance speech babcock stressed the goal of her she had been a carbon neutral economy and society. the most and after that we have to assure that the ecological transformation is a social ecological transformation that works for all people for all people in the society 30 delegates also reelected all the topic their books partner
in leadership he told delegates he wants to open the green store wider electorate. do for me we can't allow ourselves to be rigid we have to listen to legitimate criticism and always be ready to talk to everybody most of the a couple of big questions remain unanswered should to greens propose a candidate for chancellor in the next election and who should that be but it was clear that the party feels ready to govern. it's a big schools are you we are growing into a new role and that is not just to participate in government but to provide leadership. so don how are. the greens have become visions but they remain weak in germany c eastern states and in areas where voters fear climate action by her 2 local industries many voters still see the greens of a lead to swear detached from ordinary voters concerns. correspondent kate brady caught up with their back after her reelection. thank you for joining us
today the greens are still flying high in the polls here in germany in 2nd position what do you plan to do to make sure that the party can keep that momentum going ahead of the 2021 election to keep on going what we have tried in the last 2 years that we didn't look what are the others doing the social democrats or the conservatives and just. reacting to their proposal about bringing our own proposal with regard to fair housing in cities which is a big problem in germany with regard to the economy and the question how do we get our economy carbon free and the question especially of rural areas we have tried to put in the middle of our politics and who are quite successful not everyone in the last elections but i try to keep on following this track we heard from your colleague as well yesterday robot back speaking about the and of the medical error that's upon us how do you see the green party shaping the future of germany in the
future of germany's role in terms of on the international stage but also specifically in the european union. we need definitely more european engagement where so many proposals on the floor with regard to the european union especially investing into the future of the european union and germany has been very reluctant over the last year and this is a big problem and that's why we for example propose that they have to be a big fund was in the european union investment of infrastructure but also making the banking system secure again. the next crisis. and to engage also in the question all for agriculture come to follow suit where the most of the money goes into aids and abets want to come right in the form and looking ahead now is the $1000000.00 euro question right now do you see yourself as the next chancellor of germany oh my god this is not already paid because we don't even have the election coming up with so so close to being 2021 and we focus on the question
which on the table right now thank you very much i think to sports now and a major upset in men's tennis at the season ending tournament in london stefano city has defeated roger federer in the 70s of the a.t.p. finals the 21 year old greek cruise past federer winning 6364 since the possible face austrian dominated team in the final on sunday. they're up to date now on d w news america evan steen from me and the entire news team thanks for watching. go to the girl. goodbye to her. with exclude. the bus seat i'm sorry.