Yemeni women protest against President Saleh

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Yemeni women protest against President Saleh

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Yemeni women on Monday protested in the capital Sanaa to call on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.

Demonstrators first took to the streets in January to demand Saleh’s resignation but the country’s leader of 33 years has repeatedly refused broker a peace deal and relinquish power.

At least 450 people have lost their lives since protests began.

Saleh returned to Yemen on Friday from three months of treatment in Saudi Arabia after an attempt on his life.

In a speech broadcast on state television, Saleh called for elections and “a peaceful exchange of power” without making any promise to resign.