Yemen dictatorship supporters dismissed

This video says about itself:

Yemen Opposition Calls for Massive Campaign to Oust Dictator

Sep 7, 2011

Walid Al-Saqaf: Opposition has united with students to intensify campaign to overthrow President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Protesters pack up camps after victory

Friday 19 April 2013

by Our Foreign Desk

Traffic returned to city centres across Yemen for the first time in more than two years today as activists decided to call time on their protest camps.

Tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on the day Egyptian ruler Hosni Mubarak resigned in February 2011, calling for their own President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.

Mr Saleh agreed to give up his 33-year grip on power in November 2011 following daily protest marches and rallies across numerous cities in Yemen.

His vice-president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was elected unopposed the following February.

Protesters stayed in their their camps, dubbed Freedom and Change Squares, calling on Mr Hadi to push for full-scale reforms and purge the state of Mr Saleh’s relatives and supporters.

They held a “Friday of Victory” rally last week following a shake-up of the military that removed Saleh loyalists from key positions.

The Organisational Committee of the Popular Youth Revolution and Youth Groups announced the dismantling of the camps on Thursday.

Committee member Habib al-Ariqi said the groups would commit themselves to “revolutionary oversight” of the National Dialogue – a six-month series of talks involving most sections of Yemeni society aimed at redrawing Yemen’s political map. But he warned that the option to return to the squares was “open.”

Nobel peace prize-winning “mother of the revolution” Tawakol Karman said protests were starting a new phase.

“We declare that we toppled the rule of the family forever and we have a new revolution to cleanse the state from corruption,” she said.

5 thoughts on “Yemen dictatorship supporters dismissed

  1. Yemini street cleaners protest at residence of Yemini president

    Street cleaners protested Tuesday outside the residence of Yemini President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. Hundreds of workers were involved in the protest. They are threatening strike action to protest the government reneging on an agreement to hire them as government workers.

    Speaking to the Yemen Times, Sadeq Ali Ahmed, head of the preparatory committee of the Municipalities and Housing Union and the director of waste facilities in Taiz, said workers have not been provided with government jobs or the promised health insurance.

    In April, the cleaners threatened to stop work but relented after the mayor of Sana’a Abdulqader Hilal asked for three months to meet their demands. At that time the Street Cleaners Union stated, “This is the last chance for the government to meet the legal demands that we have demanding for 15 years.”


  2. Yemeni street cleaners threaten strike

    “Hundreds of street cleaners protested outside President Hadi’s residence Tuesday, threatening to go on strike if the government does not follow through on its promise to hire them as government workers,” said the Yemen Times, June 27.

    Street cleaners threatened to strike in April, but postponed their plans when Sana’a Mayor Abdulqader Hilal requested three months to meet their long-standing demands. That time has now expired.

    Yahia Al-Mhaqeri, the head of the technical committee assigned to finalize procedures for providing the government jobs, told Yemen Times that 11,000 street cleaners were officially hired by the government, but could not provide any written documents to confirm this.

    Sadeq Ali Ahmed, head of the preparatory committee of the Municipalities and Housing Union and director of waste facilities in Taiz, told Yemen Times that workers have not been provided with government jobs or the promised health insurance.


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