Jonathan Blake, UK, London discussed on Today

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Of the biggest parties was along the banks of the thames as big ben ran night jonathan blake was there has midnights arrived the crowds who'd waited for several hours to see the fireworks looked upi or is these spectacular display began he may then ran again cut if you've been if around seventy about bull in all of ours i was a it was he was worth the every minute the london i was the centerpiece as ever with fifty thousand explosions lighting up the night sky in if we color the soundtrack for the second half of the display featured exclusively female artists to celebrate 2018 as the send tinari year if women getting the right to vote in the uk the mayor of london city com said it was important to show the world that london was open after a difficult here which saw several terror attacks on the city security was tight with armed officers on patrol for the celebrations went off successfully and for those who come to see the show up close it did not disappoint jonathan blake reporting the time is ten paul state of two four days of antigovernment protests in iran the biggest in nearly a decade president hassan rouhani appealed last night for com people had the right to protest he said but not to commit acts of violence messaging apps and are being blocked in iran but the demonstrations have so far involved tens of thousands of people in several cities which joined on the line by our defense national correspondent lease de set and from all middlesbrouugh's studio by sir richard dalton who was the british ambassador to iran between two thousand and two and two thousand and six good morning to you both group morning lease out we are only a few months on from president rouhani being reelected so why do you think these protests a break it out now not just reelected for reelected by that started getting almost double the votes of his hardline arrival and it was seen as a real victory for him in a victory for iranian saying they wanted a more great her opening to the world and yes now here we are with people calling for the death to the decatur referring of course not just to him but also in an unprecedented way calling for an end to terek of.

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