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Yemen's "Friday of the Revolutionary Will"

Friday, June 24, 2011 - 01:50

June 24 - Tens of thousands pack the streets of Sanaa in prayer and protests against Saleh's rule. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Praying on the streets on Sanaa. Tens of thousands of Yemenis gather for friday prayers and what demonstrators call a "Friday of the Revolutionary Will." They want to see an end of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's rule. Yemen is stuck in stuck in political limbo with Saleh refusing to quit. As the streets swell in Yemen, Saleh remains in Saudi Arabia, where he is recovering after an attack on his Palace three weeks ago. Demonstrators still expect change to come. SOUNDBITE: Protester Mohammed al Sharif, saying (Arabic): "With time the revolution matures and strengthens, and is pulled from its foundation. The will of the rebels and their resolve is strong. God willing, this determination will continue in order to achieve its goals by peaceful revolution, especially freedom and democracy." Earlier a car bomb blast killed five people in the southern port city of Aden. Saleh supporters, in smaller numbers, prayed at another mosque in Sanaa, displaying posters of the president and his Saudi host, King Abdullah, before dispersing peacefully. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.

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Yemen's "Friday of the Revolutionary Will"

Friday, June 24, 2011 - 01:50