RT News - August 01 2021 (17:00 MSK)
A march by Covid sceptics in the German capital descends into mayhem, with protesters clashing with police. Berlin had only just banned all anti-lockdown demonstrations amid a fourth wave of infections. A case of negligent homicide is launched after a huge explosion at a key chemical plant in Germany kills five people. Environmental group Greenpeace alarmed, describing the possible impact. A 'sporting hero' or 'weak-willed' in the face of a challenge - opinion is divided over a star US gymnast who has quit two more Olympic finals over mental health concerns while German competitors in Tokyo make a stand against sexism. We debate if what's already been dubbed the 'woke games', are becoming increasingly dominated by politics too. American whistleblower Daniel Hale's sentenced to almost four years in jail for leaking information on US drone warfare. We heard from others who had also followed their conscience and shared government secrets.