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Saleh fires cabinet as protesters bury their dead

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Saleh fires cabinet as protesters bury their dead

Saleh fires cabinet as protesters bury their dead
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Thousands of mourners have turned out in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa for the funerals of anti-government protesters shot dead on Friday.

Snipers loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh sprayed a university sit-in with gunfire, killing at least 52 and injuring 300.

The killings prompted Saleh to declare a state of emergency yet the opposition remain defiant.

Former government minister Haoumd al-Hattar told the crowd that “threats, intimidation and repression would only reinforce their persistence.”

President Saleh fired his entire cabinet on Sudnay after a string of allies broke and quit in the face of increasing pressure from the street for the strongman head of state to step down.