Anti-Government Protests Continue in all Yemen's Province
By Fatik Al-Rodaini
Sana'a- Feb 24, 2011- Protests continue in Yemen against President Ali Abdullah Saleh as Yemenis have now been demonstrating every day for the past two weeks, demanding the ouster of the head of state inspired by the revolts in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.
Hundreds of female protesters took to the streets to join protesters at Sana'a University campus on Thursday in which thousands of anti-government protesters continued their sit-ins for the fourteenth consecutive day demanding the removal of President Saleh.
In return, thousands of pro-government protesters continued their gather at Al-Tahrir Square in downtown Sana'a.
The recent protests have been relatively peaceful in Sana'a, despite occasional conflict between pro- and anti-government demonstrators hurling rocks and firing assault rifles.
In southern provinces, thousands of protesters rallied in Aden, Abyan, Lahj, Dale, and Hadramout calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down and to separate the south from the north. In Abyan's protest, one protester was killed and another wounded in a bomb explosion which was put on the route of an anti-government protest.
In Taiz, Ibb, and Al-Bedea provinces thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding the resignation of President Saleh.
In eastern province, Hodeida hundreds of anti-government protesters gathered in Al-Shaeb Park demanding the fall of President Saleh as security forces prohibited protesters from holding their protest.
In Haja province, tens of thousands of pro-government protesters held their demonstration in Abes in which they carried President Saleh's photo and calling for the opposition parties to return to dialogue table and to accept Saleh's initiative in which he said he won't run for re-election when his term ends in 2013.