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Outcry in Yemen over Houthi takeover

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 01:00

Protesters take to the streets of Sanaa, as Yemenis voice discontent over the Houthi take-over of the capital. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Outcry returns to the streets of Yemen. A group of demonstrators voice discontent over the Houthis presence in the capital city, Sanaa. Last Thursday, Yemen's President and his government quit after he was besieged inside his palace by Houthi forces. The U.S. embassy has been closed to the public. And State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says they are keeping close watch on the situation. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN JEN PSAKI SAYING: " We remain engaged with a number of Yemeni parties, and obviously we're continuing to encourage a peaceful transition." The Houthis say their takeover is aimed at ousting corrupt officials. Some activists fear they are an Iranian proxy working with the former president to settle scores and become new kingmakers.

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Outcry in Yemen over Houthi takeover

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 01:00