Yemen protests continue despite government firing on opposition marches; Clerics blame US and Israel

Just when the world is paying attention to what is happening in Libya, Yemen has continued to rage on despite the increased military presence.   Via F24:

Huge crowds poured onto the streets of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday in what the opposition hailed as the biggest protest yet against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's three-decade rule.

The veteran leader, whose supporters staged a large counter-demonstration, dismissed the opposition rally as a copycat action mimicking protests in other Arab countries that he charged had been fanned by Israel and the United States.

He then sacked the governors of five provinces where anti-regime protests have been raging, mostly in the regions that made former South Yemen.

Two day's earlier on Feb 26th, footage showing shootings and death from the capital city of Aden showed the world up close and personal, what happens in some of these countries when you protest the existing leadership. 

Via WP:

Tens of thousands of people, including a controversial preacher, turned out in cities across Yemen on Tuesday as opposition parties joined demonstrators in rejecting embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh's offer to form a unity government.

Saleh, in a speech at Sanaa University, accused the United States and Israel of orchestrating the unrest sweeping through the region.

"There is an operation room in Tel Aviv with the aim of destabilizing the Arab world," the longtime ruler said. "It is all run by the White House."


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