Saturday, February 12, 2011

What Next ..?? - Anti-Government Protests Sparked in Capital City of Yemen

SANAA, Yemen - "After Mubarak, it's Ali's turn," screaming almost 4,000 activists, mostly young students; gathered at Sanaa capital city of Yemen demanding President Ali Abdallah Saleh to bow out and pursue the case in point of Hosni Mubarak.

The protesters reportedly end up back to the Sanaa University chanting anti-government slogans. 

According to eyewitnesses; the protest was triggered by the a conflicting situation between two groups (Anti and pro-government) of students on the issue of putting up an anti-government poster.

Earlier by midday, the anti-government protesters had arrived at the Avenue Gamal Abdel Nasser, almost 500 metres from Al-Tahrir Square which was already occupied by approximately 10,000 pro-government supporters from General People's Congress (GPC).

Reportedly, the government supporters were armed with knives and dagger with a determination to keep away the anti-government protesters; if they would try to possess the Square. But  no clashes were reported at Al-Tahrir Square.  

On Friday, thousands of protesters came out in the streets of Yemen's capital to rejoice the resignation of the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

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