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Students take to the streets in Yemen

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Students take to the streets in Yemen


Hundreds of people have taken to the streets across Yemen, part of an ongoing show of anger against the government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

A crowd of several hundreds mostly students defied the police to march through the streets of the capital, Sanaa. Hundreds also gathered in the cities of Taiz and Aden.

For some, these gatherings pose a real threat, as by nature they are spontaneous and youth-led. Youth unemployment in Yemen is at least 35 percent.

These are people frustrated with the opposition, which has called for reform but not for the President’s resignation.

Earlier, the police stepped in to block hundreds of armed pro-government supporters from chasing the protesters away from Sanaa’s university.

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