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Yemenis demand Saleh goes

Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 01:28

May 15 - Thousands march in Yemen's capital to demand Saleh steps down. Andrew Raven reports.

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Thousands march in Yemen's capital to demand the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Waving flags and chanting anti-government slogans, the protesters say they will not stop until Saleh steps down. Earlier this month, Yemen's neighbours brokered a deal that would see Abdullah resign as president. But the long-time leader refused to sign the accord. Protesters vow to continue fighting until the end of Saleh's 32-year-rule. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) FEMALE OPPOSITION ACTIVIST, HOTIYA MASHOUR SAYING: "The revolution has achieved some of its goals, other goals will be achieved soon because we are not alone, and there are some regional and international efforts to help the revolution to get its achievements." The protests come amid a wave of recent violence in Yemen, where the pro-democracy uprising is now in its fourth month. At least three people died and 22 more were injured during confrontations between protesters and security forces over the weekend. The latest killings pushed the overall death toll since protests began to at least 170. Andrew Raven, Reuters

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Yemenis demand Saleh goes

Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 01:28