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Yemeni protesters want Saleh out in two weeks

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Yemeni protesters want Saleh out in two weeks


Protesters in Yemen looking to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh after 32 years in power have given him two weeks to leave office.

They have also scrapped any plans to deal with Selah or his government.

“We understand our brothers in the Gulf came up with the idea out of concern for the Yemeni people and their unity. But we say to them we will not accept any initiative which leaves the president in power. This is our primary goal, for which we came out. We will not accept any initiative that doesn’t accept this demand.”

Saleh is in a difficult position he can longer count on US and Saudi support, who saw him as an ally against the Yemeni arm of al Qaeda.

At least 116 protesters have been killed in demonstrations that have swept the country since February 11.

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