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Yemen protests escalate

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 01:02

Thousands of Yemenis take to the streets in Sanaa, calling for the president's immediate departure. Jessica Gray reports

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Yemeni protesters in the capital Sanaa refuse to stand down, despite concessions and the president's proposed exit strategy. Thousands gathered to call for President Ali Abdullah Saleh's immediate resignation on Saturday. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNNAMED PROTESTER "He must leave now, right now, otherwise the people will come to him and everyone in the armed forces will join the revolution." Saleh was set to sign an agreement to quit power in a month's time in exchange for immunity that was negotiated by Gulf Cooperation Council states. If ratified, Saleh would be the third ousted leader in the region as the Arab Spring continues to rage across the Middle East and North Africa. Jessica Gray, Reuters

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Yemen protests escalate

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 01:02