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Calls continue in Yemen for Saleh to quit

Sunday, October 02, 2011 - 01:41

Oct. 2 - Thousands fill the streets of Sanaa demanding that Yemen's President Saleh quit. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Calls continue in Yemen for Saleh to quit The calls in Yemen for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to quit continue. On Friday the White House reiterated its demand that Saleh sign a plan under which he hand over power. Saleh has repeatedly shied away from a Gulf-brokered transition deal, despite eight months of protests. SOUNDBITE: Protester Saleh al Sormi, saying: (Arabic): "Today's protest is one in a series of previous protests which are calling for toppling the regime and trying Ali Abdullah Saleh for all the bloodshed and crimes that he committed over recent days." On Sunday close to ten thousand protesters fill the streets of the Capital city of Sanaa. Women and children pour water from their windows and rooftops over the protesters in a traditional expression of support. Yemeni security forces stand on the sidelines of the march. One protester kisses soldiers helmets as he passes by. Saleh said in an interview Friday that he will only step down if his key rivals do not take over, a stance that could further hinder a long-stalled deal to ease him out of power. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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Calls continue in Yemen for Saleh to quit

Sunday, October 02, 2011 - 01:41