Observed by: Mr. Alaa Isam
The demonstrations continued for the ninth day in al-Mahfed district in Abyan province that is hosting Gulf 20 soccer championship besides Aden in southern Yemen at November, 28th, 2010. While the road that links Aden with Abyan was reinforced by different units of the Yemeni military, especially after the blast of a bomb car last night in Aden aimed at a police station in al-Memdara town, in Sheikh Othman district – Aden.
Hundreds of Southern Movement supporters demonstrated in al-Mahfed district chanting slogans support the Southern Movement demands of "the restoration of the former state of South Yemen." Raising banners, flags and photographs of the former South Yemeni leader, Ali Salem al-Beidh, who recently lives in exile in Austria.
Speakers in the demonstration called the southerners to participate the festival that is intended to be organized on November 30, 2010, the Independence Day in which the Britons left Aden in 1967, in Aden.
The Southern Movement in Mudia in Abyan also called the southerners to participate in the festival in Aden, that is hosting Gulf 20 soccer championship as well as Abyan, while it also called them "to support the Kuwaiti national team."
* Photograph of people demonstrating in al-Mahfed district, November 28, 2010.