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Posted on Feb 13, 2011
AP / Hani Mohammed

Pro-government demonstrators raise posters of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh during a rally in the capital on Sunday.

In the third straight day of confrontation, several hundred protesters clashed with police in Yemen’s capital city of Sanaa as demonstrations against the government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh echoed events in Egypt and elsewhere across the Arab world. —JCL

Voice of America:

Yemen’s capital of Sana’a was the scene of a third straight day of protests on Sunday against the government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

There were clashes with police as several hundred protesters, many of them university students, tried to march to the presidential palace near the city’s central square.  Several of the protesters were beaten with batons.

Protests have also occurred in the southern Yemeni city of Taiz, where 120 demonstrators were taken into custody.

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