Yemen protesters back in the streets

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Yemen protesters back in the streets

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There have once again been widespread protests across Yemen with thousands of anti-government campaigners taking to the streets.

Demonstrators who gathered in the capital, Sanaa, want President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down immediately.

He has governed the country for 32 years and has offered to go at the end of 2013.

Yemen’s opposition coalition has this week put together a five-point roadmap for the transition of power.

Pro-Saleh supporters also took to the streets in a show of support for the President.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for a Shi’ite Muslim rebel group in northern Yemen say at least two people were killed when the army fired on protestors in the city of Harf Sufyan.