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Demonstrations continue in Yemen

Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - 01:47

June 7 - While a truce holds in Yemen's capital, some protesters say they are running out of patience in seeking an end to Saleh's regime. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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The demonstrations go on in Yemen. As President Ali Abdullah Saleh recovers from an attack in Saudi Arabia, demonstrators continue to call for the end of his regime. Some say they are running out of patience and want the Vice President to adopt changes quickly. SOUNDBITE: Walid al Amari, saying (Arabic): "We hope that he (the vice president) acts quickly and before control is taken out of his hands. We as rebels will not wait a long time for him to deliver our demands. We hope that he acts now and announces that he will commit to the revolution's demands so we can support him in achieving those demands. But if he doesn't then we will take action. And when the youth decide to act they don't hang around and they will kill anyone who opposes them." Two weeks of fierce fighting in the capital have left their mark. More than 200 people were killed as Saleh clashed with Yemen's powerful Hased tribe. Reporters were allowed inside the damaged palace of the powerful tribe. Saudi officials say it is up to Saleh whether he returns home or not, but they, and Western powers, may want to revive a Gulf-brokered transition deal under which the Yemeni leader would have quit in return for immunity from prosecution. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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Demonstrations continue in Yemen

Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - 01:47