Yemen: Citizens call on President to leave.

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Yemen: Citizens call on President to leave.

Post  Lisa Ella Humenberger on Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:58 am

In January 2011, Yemen became the latest Arab state to be influenced by the revolutions in Tunisia, as thousands of citizens headed to the streets in the capital and other regions to protest and demand a change in the government. More than 20,000 anti-government protesters gathered there for a “ day of range.” The protests lasted only a few hours, but the protest leader said it is only the beginning. They also chanted and held signs. President Saleh has been in power for over 32 years and it was finally time to depose from his presidency. In an emergency parliament session, Mr. Saleh said that he would not extend his presidency when his rule ends in 2013 and he doesn’t want to pass down his power to his son.

Several hundred protesters, mostly University students, tried to make their way to the president’s palace, but most were beaten with batons."We will not stop protesting, even if we are harassed or attacked. We are demanding that President Saleh step down from rule, or his fate will be the same as that of the Tunisian president, and soon of the Egyptian president," said Salah Mohammed Al-Maktari, a protester who said he was attacked by security forces. While protesters are protesting against the same type of corruption and poor governance that Tunisians and Egyptians face, Walid Al-Saqaf said that Yemen's movement seems to be less revolutionary and more conservative than the others.

Also for years, instead of using oil for public works and infrastructure needs, Saleh used government money to keep Yemen from not being influenced by no other country As that money runs out and Yemen's natural resources become less and less, the country is moving in for a big crash. The US is also trying to plan a different political landscape for the Middle East and Al-Saqaf said that hat the US should keep in mind following the conflicts in Yemen, Egypt and Tunisia.

Sources:
http://www.wnyc.org/articles/its-free-country/2011/jan/28/protests-yemen/
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704653204576111861506062274.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12295864

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Post  Valeria Kamenetska on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:48 pm

That's horrible that people are treated like that! Government should care about people's health, not making it worth by biting them up !

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Post  ebeli on Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:46 pm

i dont blame they, they are making justice. they are tired of the government and the corruptions they do to the people.

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