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Yemeni protester reject deal


Despite claims that a political deal could be signed as early as next week, violent clashes are continuing in Yemen. Medical sources said at least one anti-government protester was shot dead in the southern city of Taiz on Tuesday.

And in the capital, Sanaa, thousands continued demonstrating against President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

They waved Yemini flags and a group of women led a chant of “let’s all walk towards the palace”.

The political deal, brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council, would see Saleh step down within 30 days in exchange for immunity from prosecution. But some protesters are insisting he should go now, and see the proposal as betraying their central demand that he should face trial.

Saleh has effectively accepted the deal.

One opposition spokesman said on Tuesday that it could be signed in as little as 24 hours.

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