More than 1,000 pro-democracy protesters clashed with government supporters in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Thursday in demonstrations calling for the end of President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 32-year rule.
The AFP news agency reported that 25 people had been injured. It is the seventh straight day of social unrest in the Arab world’s poorest country.
Some 45 percent of its 21.1 million people live on less than 1.5 euros a day, according the UN Development Programme.
Saleh, an ally of the US in its fight against Al Qaeda in the region, has said that he will stand down at the end of his current seven-year term in 2013.
Fresh clashes erupt in Yemen