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At Least 35 Dead in Yemen Protests

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Posted on Mar 18, 2011
AP / Muhammed Muheisen

Targets: Thousands of anti-government protesters had filled the streets of Sanaa on Friday.

At least 35 people were shot dead and hundreds more wounded on Friday when Yemeni soldiers opened fire on protesters marching through the country’s capital of Sanaa.

The demonstrators are demanding the resignation of the government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. —JCL

The Guardian:

The death toll, which is expected to rise, is the highest seen in more than a month of violence in Yemen, with protesters demanding that President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down.

The protest on Friday had started peacefully. Tens of thousands filled a mile-long stretch of road by Sana’a University for a prayer ceremony mourning the loss of seven protesters killed in similar violence last weekend.

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By clearwaters, March 18, 2011 at 7:10 pm Link to this comment

Wheres the United Nation, wheres the Arab League, wheres the US in all this ? Oh,
thats right, the world has no economic interests in Yemen. Sorry about that,
maybe next time.

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By expat, March 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm Link to this comment
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Hey france, us and other imperialist zionist anal vassals…

what about an intervention and no fly zone for Yemen?  Heh?  What about Bahrain?

Hypocrites and imperialist murderers!

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By TDoff, March 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm Link to this comment

This points out yet another big difference between the Arab worlds and the West. In the west, the major causes of death are heart disease and cancer. In the Arab world, the major causes are protests and being a suicide bomber.

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By Big B, March 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm Link to this comment

You gotta love the USA! Conspicuously silent when oily despots begin firing their US made weapons at those who yearn for democracy. What? You want us to come to your aid? Your timing is just awful! Give us a call in about 30 years, by then the oil will be gone and we just won’t give a shit anymore. You want a revolution? Go nuts.

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