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.