Friday, April 29, 2011

Millions of Anti and Pro Government Protests Held in all Yemen's Provinces

By Fatik Al-Rodaini

Sana'a, Apr 29, 2011- Millions of pro and anti government protesters staged to the streets in Sana'a and in other provinces protesting against and for the Yemeni embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

In Sana'a President Ali Abdullah Saleh delivered a speech in the "Friday of Constitutional Legitimacy'' before masses crowds of people who rallied in Al-Sabeen Square.

In his speech, President Saleh strongly condemned the incident, which happened on Wednesday afternoon, when protestors from the Sana'a University neighborhood moved towards Al-Thawrah Sports City, where they clashed with supporters of the constitutional legitimacy who were carrying out a sit-in there.

Millions of anti-Saleh demonstrations staged to the streets in Saan'a and in Yemeni cities to in "Friday of Honoring Martyrs."

Antigovernment protesters condemned the deadly crackdown on the antigovernment protests on Wednesday evening and called for an immediate ouster of President Saleh.

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets in Taiz, Hodeida, Ibb and Baidha’a, with the demonstrators carrying banners calling for change and opening trials for the regime over its crimes.

They also expressed refusal to any initiative that gives immunity to Saleh and his relatives in return for leaving office coinciding with the upcoming visit of the Secretary General of the GCC to Sana’a to push for a peaceful transfer of power as the unrest entered a third month.

Youth revolution and Yemen's opposition coalition, the Joint Meeting Parties, JMP, were held huge protests in Yemen's capital and in the other provinces demanding the immediate ouster for the Yemeni embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

They were organized ten Fridays, these Fridays were called as following "the Friday of Beginning,'' "the Friday of Launching,'' "the Friday of Gathering,'' "the Friday of no return,'' "the Friday of Dignity," ''the Friday of Departure," "Friday of Liberation,'' ''the Friday of Stability," ''the Friday of Insistence,'' and ''the Friday of Final Chance.''

Yemen's ruling General People Congress party was organized six Fridays in Sana'a and in the other provinces, Today's Friday was called by the "Friday of Constitutional Legitimacy,'' which was preceded by ''the Friday of Solidarity,'' ''the Friday of Tolerance,'' ''the Friday of Harmony,'' ''the Friday of Dialogue,'' and ''the Friday of Conciliation.''

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