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Clashes continue in Yemen


As unrest in Arab countries continues to spread there are reports in Yemen of one teenager being killed and four other people being wounded in clashes with soldiers in the southern port of Aden. If confirmed it will bring the total of known deaths in the Yemeni uprising to 12.

The demonstrators are calling for the overthrow of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in power for 32 years, but so far he is refusing to step down.

The president said: “When there is goodwill from all sides there will be no problem. Even if the opposition want the presidency we will give it to them, but I don’t think they will be able to run it even for one week.”

Though most of the demonstrations have been in the capital Sanaa, there are also reports of protests in Sa’dah in the north and the southern port of Aden.

Despite the clashes and call from the president for dialogue, protesters appear to be using the same tactics as the Egyptians – staying on the streets and bedding down for what could turn out be a lengthy clash of wills.

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