Monday, February 27, 2012

Yemenis march to demand ex-president's prosecution

February 27, 2012
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Tens of thousands of Yemenis are protesting in the capital Sanaa demanding prosecution of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Chanting, "The people want to prosecute the murderer," angry protesters gathered Monday in front of house of newly inaugurated President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
On Saturday, Hadi was sworn in as president as part of a power-transfer deal that gave Saleh immunity from prosecution in exchange for stepping down.
Hundreds of street protesters died in crackdowns by the security forces and other violence during a year of political turmoil.
The protesters on Saturday were angered by a farewell ceremony for Saleh in which he pledged to support the new president.

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