Saying “no” to their president’s latest reported concessions, demonstrators have staged fresh rallies in Yemen, demanding his departure now.
More dissident military men have joined opposition ranks, in weeks of protests that have brought Ali Abdullah Saleh’s regime to the brink of collapse. Yemenis were also commemorating the dozens of protesters killed during the popular uprising.
However supporters of President Saleh have been staging counter-demonstrations, swearing allegiance to the man who has ruled for 32 years.
The president’s latest apparent proposal would see him staying in office until elections are held, but transferring his powers to a caretaker government.