Sunday, April 03, 2011

New Yemen Protests Injure Hundreds

The situation in Yemen appears to have taken yet another dramatic turn. According to many reports, the regime of dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh has opened fire on protesters Sunday, injuring many. One report states that the dead stands at one and CNN has said that there have been more than 800 injured.

From an earlier protest

And it appears that the United States may be pushing for Saleh to leave. There's been a see-saw effect over the last week over whether or not the dictator will step down.

Governor Hamoud al-Soufi denied reports that one person had been killed in the clashes. He also said eight soldiers had been killed after clashes between "infiltrators" among protesters and some citizens forced riot police to intervene.
The protest came a day after an opposition coalition called on Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh to hand over power to his deputy, Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

Saleh shows no signs of stepping down immediately, although some chatter says that he will step down by January of next year.

Cross-posted at WorldThreats.

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