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Yemeni protests, violence continues

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 01:21

May 31 - Gunfire pierces the night in the Yemeni capital Sanaa after anti-government protests earlier in the day. Julie Noce reports.

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EDIT CONTAINS 4:3 MATERIAL Rounds of bullets whiz through the nighttime air in the Yemen capital Sanaa-- It's not clear who or at whom the shots are being fired, although fighting there has been ongoing for the past week between President Ali Abdullah Saleh's forces and a rival tribe. Earlier in the day-- massive protests. Swarms of demonstrators took to the streets to protest the killing of at least 15 people the day before in Taiz when government forces opened fire on a gathering outside a municipal building. For months, President Saleh has been unwilling to sign any power transition agreements... Sunday he met with advisors and attempted to reassure the public that he supports the young demonstrators... at least those who follow his rules... (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) YEMENI PRESIDENT ALI ABDULLAH SALEH SAYING: "We are with the youths -- we support their demands and we support a positive change, but those who defy democracy, freedom and local government, they are the ones leading this so called 'youth revolution'." In Taiz now-- rubble and destroyed buildings. Security forces arrested dozens of people on Monday trying to head off plans for another rally -- this one to be held in the city's aptly named Freedom Square. Julie Noce, Reuters

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Yemeni protests, violence continues

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 01:21