Clashes Erupt After Ruling on Far-Right Group in Greece
Anti-fascist demonstrators clashed with police outside a courthouse in Greece, Wednesday, October 7, after the court ruled that the far-right party Golden Dawn was operating as a criminal organization.
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The investigation into the U.S. Capitol riot is now focused on individuals involved in the pre-planning of the attack. A conspiracy case is now under way involving three alleged members of the far-right group "Oath Keepers". CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with the details. US law enforcement agencies have ramped up security measures for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, days after supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building in a violent attempt to overturn the results of the presidential election.
Last week, a mob of angry Donald Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill and clashed with police in violence that left five people. The rioters were attempting to prevent the confirmation of Joe Biden's election victory. They descended on the US Capitol after Trump made a speech to his supporters, imploring them to "fight'' to stop the "steal"' of the election.
The National Guard was authorized on Monday to send up to 15,000 troops to Washington as a security measure to safeguard the capital. About 10,000 troops will arrive in the capital by Saturday to help provide security, logistics, and communications, he told reporters, adding that an additional 5,000 could be requested from other states.
In other security measures, tourists were barred from visiting the Washington Monument until January 24.
An internal FBI bulletin on Sunday warned of planned armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington DC in the run-up to the inauguration. The nationwide protests may start later this week and extend through the inauguration ceremony in Washington.
DW's US correspondent Oliver Sallet spoke to Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Professor of Education and Sociology School of Education at the American University and Director of the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) about last weeks events and the rising dangers of far-right extremism in the US. Three far-right activists have been sentenced in a French court after an Al Jazeera investigation helped convict them of assault and in one case, inciting terrorism.
An undercover reporter from the network's Investigative Unit infiltrated a right-wing group in the northern French city of Lille, filming two members attacking a 13-year-old Muslim girl and a third making a toast to the Nazi party.
The three defendants received suspended sentences, showing that the court recognised the racist motives behind the men's actions and their far-right ideology, but many French Muslims may feel that the sentences fall short of justice.
Al Jazeera's David Harrison reports from Lille, France. Thousands of far-right online users have moved from mainstream social media platforms to lesser-known sites such as Parler, Signal and Telegram to continue their dialogue. Because some of these conversations are encrypted, law enforcement is facing a new challenge in tracking potential threats ahead of Inauguration Day. CBSN technology reporter Dan Patterson joined "CBSN AM" to discuss what he's seeing.