Yemen keeps fighting dictatorship


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From Al Jazeera:

Thousands demonstrate in Yemeni capital

Anti-government protesters pack the streets of Sanaa to commemorate those killed in weeks of street demonstrations.

Last Modified: 31 Mar 2011 19:31

Thousands of anti-government demonstrators have packed the streets of Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, to commemorate dozens of people killed in weeks of street protests.

The protesters turned out in ‘Change Square’ on Thursday to chant slogans against Ali Abdullah Saleh, the president, who withdrew an offer to step down by the end of the year as political talks collapsed.

Meanwhile, tribe members opposed to the embattled president attacked electricity pylons in the central province of Maarib, triggering power outages in parts of the capital.

The blackouts, lasting up to two hours, also hit the southern port of Aden and the Red Sea city of Hudeida. …

Mass protests have been shaking Yemen for weeks, with demonstrators inspired by successful uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

Opponents of Saleh’s regime complain that the government has failed to meet the basic needs of the country’s 23 million people.

Unemployment is about 35 per cent and 50 per cent for young people. Oil wealth is dwindling and water is running out.

Saleh, who has served for 32 years, has co-operated closely with the US in the battle against al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch, which has used areas of the country that have long been out of state control to launch attacks.

The president is also battling regional rebellions in the north and south, with the opposition accusing him of exploiting Western fears that al-Qaeda could rise to fill a vacuum if he were ousted.

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