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this is deja vu news live from berlin vigils across germany is the country mourns the 10 people killed by a suspected far right extremist but there's also anger and questions about what more the government should be doing to combat extremism. also visit the community near frankfurt devastated by this tragedy and speak to those who've lost loved ones . he was about to leave the bar just wanted to finish his mill kid just passed his exams or we could go as we were going to work together. plus
a murder mystery that goes right to the top the prime minister of the african kingdom of this to be charged with killing his a strange wife. and as the berlin film festival gets underway we turn the spotlight on a film adaptation in which literature itself is taking part. i'm brian thomas great to have you with us today. people here in germany have been holding vigils for the 10 killed by a suspected far right extremist in the western city of hanno authorities have a dent a fire the attacker as a 43 year old german national prosecutors are treating the killings as an act of domestic terrorism. or people have been coming together to mourn the victims and also to call for action. i fear and disbelief in how no
people gather to stand up to hate and xenophobia one of the mourners germany's president. bush the younger than i did him and i'm standing with people who are threatened by hate and violence and fear together we stand side by side downs are against violence and language and that degrades and excludes people. all too often paves the way for violent acts. in big. one night earlier in hono a 43 year old german national killed 9 people on a shooting rampage most of them of turkish and kurdish descent the suspect was later found dead in his home his mother also shot dead he was a member of a gun club and was not on the authorities radar germany's attorney general has taken over the investigation he said the suspect wanted to send
a provocative message. home page this was the suspects web page contained a video message. of manifesto not money fist it. they're full of confused thoughts and conspiracy theories almost healed me in all sorts profoundly racist mindset it should be seen on our flights and in berlin chancellor angela merkel condemned the violence yes this was racism is a poison hate is a point isn't it and this points in exists in our society and is responsible for far too many crimes few and far but i can mention we don't distinguish citizens according to their background or religion. we stand with all our strength and determination against all those who try to divide germany after last night and.
curlin is gathered at the brandenburg gate to show solidarity with the victims. even more marched through the multicultural districts noise to share their courage anger and grief. he lied to the pilots was one of those injured is a good friend of mine what has happened has really affected me and them it will send them in. the bar was a place i had often been to. catch matts not be calm but it gives me heartache. we've experienced violence in our country is we've come to germany as refugees returning are you going to experience it again here in germany you know here in georgetown over there and that really hurts just to die and we think you missed him the problem is getting worse but germany is a rich country things are good here and in the state of hessen too i really didn't
understand it. many are demanding answers as to how right wing terror has been able to spread in recent years. let's talk more about this now with did obvious political correspondent hans frank joining me here in the studio and did have you correspondent our pod soucy on the ground for us in hondo our pod can you tell us where you are right now and what's happening this morning in holland. yes i'm in front of the 1st shooting area which was the midnight sports bar directly behind me to my right and it's still a cordoned off area and order area under investigation by the police and for us forensic investigators and they're still looking at any possible clues that will give them a very exact timeline of the shooter and his actions
a couple of days ago when he started on his rampage at about 10 minutes after 10 in the evening central european time and they're also interviewing people and they are talking to some of the survivors who are recovering from their wounds in a hospital they're all trying to put together a picture of things and now we also have some information about some of the victims i can confirm now as we heard a report most of the victims were of turkish origin but not all for example there is a remain ian national now confirmed the remaining and foreign ministry has confirmed that german authorities have told them that one of the victims is a remaining national he comes from. rather in romania he's 23 years old his name is billy and the tragedy is that he and his family moved here to germany to start a new life he was the the parents only child and what happened was he was shot literally in front of that midnight sports bar he had stepped out of his car just finished his work as a courier and the shooter had apparently just seen him as he was about to get into
his own car and decided he looks well before and shot him dead that the man didn't even know what was happening didn't know that there had been a shooting just seconds earlier in the midnight sports bar so a tragedy all around haunts the there's been an outpouring of public sympathy for what's happened is this in many ways a watershed moment for the country several politicians have described it was not certainly it is an instance of the. precedence of error in has been many years since we had this many. a date in a similar sort of incident of rights of wing extremist violence and it was a moment at least in which political life came to a standstill yesterday a moment of reflection also about where the country is situated at the moment what is happening in the country whether indeed it will can be described as a watershed i guess we can any say after a while to see whether there was
a clear before and often this incident with as a result of this is the end of the way politics works the way radical right wing extremism is combat it in germany and so on with things are going to change but certainly it was a moment a very some of them in a moment of reflection and stand still enjoy in political life the country's attorney general has taken on the investigation now and is treating this as a case of domestic terrorism and not looking so much as into the attack is being motivated by racial hatred which was more of domestic terrorism what's the distinction between the 2 well the very fact that the federal prosecutor has taken this case on indicates that it is regarded as a case that has significance for germany as a whole and is regarded as a potential threats to the german state or to stability in germany in other words that it is a potentially terrorist attack whether one defines it as that in
a kind of legal sense i think depends to some extent on whether this person was acting on it and whether he was acting on the basis of a clear political ideology whether he was a bond into a kind of network with it it was supporters people that he talked to possibly people who knew beforehand that the this was going to happen several politicians have called it a terror act of terror an act of terrorism and certainly that's been the effect on possible society but i think in legal terms those people like the federal probe. cicutto who have to deal with the legal issues are careful at the moment to call it that's precisely a terrorist act ok this potential act of terrorism is being looked into his united all of the country's major political parties against the far right populist alternative where germany party d.f.t. let's listen to what the leader of the governing christian democrats had to say
about the day after the shootings. about we got less of what the part betrayed her is judged to have been its appears evident that he was motivated by racist and anti far no views and that to meit's to a far right motivation and that strengthens my position that the c.d.u. and not just the c.g. but all political parties in germany must always adamantly oppose any collaboration with a political party that at least in part tolerates right wing extremists and i have no problem saying nazis in its own ranks and which plants the seed in the national political landscape for precisely this kind of ideology when the now these is hans the if he is the 3rd largest party in the german parliament is any cooperation with the here now unlikely for the foreseeable future well it was a knock it before this incident to the christian democrats the conservative party
of i'm going to america and i'm the good come combo who we've just heard have a party congress decision that they are not going to call for it with the f.t. . but against the backdrop of this action of this of these murders of this terror attack. it has become even more unlikely impossible to cooperate with this party via alternative for germany party says that this incident is being instrumented lies to gain political points against it but one has to say this party has based. policies on anti foreign a sentiment. criticizing the democratic processes in this country of unquestioning illegitimacy of people like i'm going to marco being chancellor and this country and they all parts in this party that certainly are as we've just heard in this clip that certainly are nazis that people that want to establish
a kind of nazi state in germany and certainly those kind of sentiments that are reflected in this. in the ideology is that the attacker. actually supported and put stalin in his manifesto so there's certainly some kind of ideological connection between between what the f.t.c. stands for and what this action this terrorist act was racist act was based on are what are people saying where you are in hand how about what needs to change what needs to happen in light of the feeds. they need more security they need to know that they are welcome here a lot of these people are 2nd generation. germans in other words their parents came from other countries and settled here or they were children when they came here they grew up here this is this is their country also and they want to have they
want to know that that is respected and looked at by everyone i mean on on thursday or german press or a friend called the shimei or said be careful what you say be careful about your language she was addressing everyone in the country because of the sensitivities and about how things can be taken badly in the wrong to take it as a wrong opinion and also influence other people about you know perhaps going right wing so everyone has to be careful and now today later on today at 2 o'clock in the afternoon there is going to be a demonstration against what has happened against racism here in the city where people are trying to come together and find some sanity in a situation that is anything but it's ok we'll have more on that demonstration coming up later today in have now for now our puds soci in thanks very much and here in the studio thanks as. well as we've heard the killings have completely shaken on how the city has a population of about $100000.00 with
a wide range of ethnic backgrounds the confederation of kurds in germany has confirmed that several of the dead did have kurdish words we met with some of the family members of those killed in the attacks. many members of the kurdish community have gathered at this cultural center on the outskirts of hama in shock and in solidarity with the family who lost their eldest son on wednesday night the grieving mother and father of the victim needed medical attention they haven't slept since they learnt about the death of best son farah at one close relative tells us what happened in the she should. put up with michael's or ferret is my cousin as i only know i got a call at 11 pm from his friends that he was taken from us for us to be honest. he was about to leave the bar just wanted to finish his meal he had just passed his exams a week ago we were going to work together. we've been talking about that
a lot. what upsets him in the many here is that they are still seen as outsiders despite living in hama for generations as an opal his grandfather came here in the fifty's as a construction worker and helped build him now his father grew up here for her it was born here he graduated and went to a german school the only thing that differentiated him from the germans is how he looked if now we are just reduced to the way we look that has nothing to do with democracy but there will. be across town not a youth project nasm to run echoes that view is affecting parts got there is an obvious then a phobia has reached the center of our society and we germans with a migration background we feel this. mostly i feel german i was born here but i see from my appearance that others are the real germans think i don't belong here on the map this kind there's just so that's all color. longer preparing
plaque calls for a vigil in holland now naseem and his friends were shocked when they 1st heard of the attack happened and that she should ball in the city center it's a place they regularly meet and hang out of the grounds for the future is global and i don't think i was there at the shisha bar 2 weeks ago. we were there with friends smoking shisha of all months it or it makes me tremble it could have been me it is all my sisters and. my niece west now seem told us 3 people he knew lost a close relative in the shooting and that terrorist attacks always seemed like something that happened to other people but sadly now it's a reality that has touched many here. let's get you briefed down some of the other stories making in the news this hour the taliban set to begin observing a week long period of reduced violence in afghanistan and nature designed to show
the militants a commitment to peace and will start saturday if the agreement holds it could pave the way to finalizing a peace deal between the islamists and the united states. ukraine's president has appealed for calm after clashes sparked by fears that evacuees arriving from china were infected with the coronavirus protesters tried to block a bus carrying me journeys to a quarantine facility the 30 say the passengers had been screened twice and that the return posed no public health risk. talk so the next joint even budget or resuming in brussels today after european leaders failed to make any headway on thursday the ukase departure from the u.n. has left the blocks budget with a massive gap member states are struggling to agree over funds for climate investment farm subsidies and the borders secure. irish prime minister
leo varadkar has formally resigned but is staying on in a caretaker bassy the move comes as parliament convened for the 1st time since that election a few weeks ago as left of the 3 parties wrangling to form a stable government. through or polls have opened in iran's parliament reelections in which many moderate candidates have been completely barred from running around the guardian council rejected almost half of all the candidates the country's supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei was the 1st to cast his ballot he called for a big turnout starting the vote as a religious duty were all rain ians but many are expected to boycott the poll in protest against the country's new year's election comes amidst continuing economic hardship under crippling u.s. sanctions. he'd have used a recent topper is in tehran and says voter apathy is high. the turnout is very important for the islamic republic that's why the supreme leader has called on
iranians to put to support and cast their vote but for now they are not doing so they're hardly any boadicea in this polling station and all then to iran because with the help of the candidates back from running people feel they do not have a choice this time and they can make a difference anyway so while highline us are sure to emerge victorious from this election polls are also predicting the lowest turnout in us. still to come on the show as the berlin film festival gets underway we turn the spotlight on a film adaptation in which literature itself is taking center stage. in the room. but 1st the prime minister of the african kingdom of le soto thomas the bonnie is to be charged with the murder of his a strange wife the 58 year old lilo pelota bonnie was gunned down by unknown assailants ahead of her husband's inauguration 2017 the couple were going through divorce proceedings it's time the prime minister's current wife has also been charged with murder you know if you didn't krishna's been following the trial.
early tuesday morning the 1st lady appeared at court in this sort of caper to my cereal only to every hearing postpones the police needed more time for the investigation. she has erupted from the 1st lady's supporters it was a bizarre reaction to someone accused of murder. now since friday he is also facing charges prime minister thomas taliban in 2017 his wife at the time was shot and killed the then 1st lady had been refusing to divorce her house burned to the displeasure of taliban and his current wife my asya since the shooting speculation has been rife but even more so since the police brought their surprise murder charge this year after the police commissioner informed the prime minister about the investigations the prime minister tried to fire him but he did not succeed instead events took an unprecedented turn in the history of lizotte or with the
police trying to force their way into the state house to arrest the 1st lady but at 1st she fled the country only later turning herself in we measure our court appearance but the 1st lady prefers not to speak instead she let an entourage do it for her a political ally a member of the domestic staff 2 of the prime minister sons a close friend and the head of a foundation the main message. oh this is so tremendously. if in a family. because if this lady has been a very quick person not only to me amazingly that to me who initial interest to her supporters accuse the police commissioner of a politically motivated investigation there are several high profile cases. we haven't been given this much attention and one
wonders why all of a sudden when this guy is being good and getting rid of. interest in this very very convinced of her innocence we're with her in the room right now why isn't she cleaning but. we believe in the in the justice system. she believes in the. political analyst frances marco our hopes the courts will remain free of political influence this time around unlike so often the past he says the country has been paralyzed by political disputes for years. i mean 1st in the entire state sit in the social issues and other pressing issues would be addressed and this is what has been happening in this country will have time. really has not been to get out of the country. the people of lee sort of
hoping the courts will shed some light on the case and bring much needed stability to the kingdom until they do with the political situation unless they want to remains explosive the country only recently saw an attempted coup against her in 2014. the 70th edition of the ballet nala has officially kicked off berlin's international film festival opened with a book turned film by salinger year sigourney weaver starring in a film about an american author who helped shape the world of modern fiction in the 1950 s. and sixty's the late ninety's. the festival's new director duo are beaming at the presence of their 1st big name guest sigourney weaver she plays a leading role in the film my salinger year and it turns out she has something in common with the barely knowledge festival i turned 70 this year the same as the fair so i feel it's a great celebration. in the film weaver plays margaret the literary agent of the
great american novelist j.d. salinger. it's the early ninety's one of margaret's main jobs is to keep fans like these away from the reclusive writer of the catcher in the rye out loud right now thought but enjoy herself an aspiring writer is in charge of reading and tossing his fan mail. it's rough going between the new hire and her veteran boss that whole time where writing was so respected and may such a profound difference to people where they were the writer is king or queen i think she feels in a way like the high priestess to put her her arms around that world and keep it safe jericho's. yes terry salinger is just a ghost haunting the film a guiding influence on 2 women the younger of which is still finding her way. i think it's the moment in your life where you have aspirations and you have to
find the courage in this trying to chase your dream. and i also think it talks about a moment in our history where things were changing it was just before the internet swallowed up everything it's it was a time where written or meant something is that on it's a time when great writers were still flooded with emotional letters with the advent of email that tradition began to disappear. but my salinger year is not quite the impressive start to the bell another that some had hoped but it's a sensitive love letter to a bygone new york literary world people i don't know who these people are why they don't have more important things to do in their lives j.d. salinger is the archetype of the 20th century writer seen by his fans as a mythic hero with god like status even today his reclusive life remains part of his enigma for millions the film isn't it to the man and his work but even more
than that it's an almost to his readers and those who are called to the craft of writing through the example he set. as if you're a minor now of our top stories this hour germany has been holding vigils after a suspected far right extremists killed 10 people in the town of near frankfurt protesters also took to the streets in berlin to demand the government do more to combat right wing extremism and islamophobia. this is deja vu news live from berlin i'm brian thomas up next is our global 3000 program but 1st we're going to leave you with a footage from chile where the daredevil dane jackson launched off the salt of the waterfall it's 41 meters high and this makes this the 2nd highest descent with a kayak. thank. god.
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