Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Abyan: Demonstrators Demand Secession of Yemen and Unity of South

Observed by: Mr. Alaa Isam

The leading figure in the Southern Movement, "Ali al-Shibh, " said that the duty to reflect a South reconciliation and tolerance in their dealings with each other should not be a mere slogan without applying," he says.

Al-Shibah added through a speech in a demonstration staged in al-Ein town, in Abyan province, "we must move away from making emotional or passionate decisions and our decisions must be carefully taken in order to ensure their success and failures will not cause adverse southern march towards independent"

It is worth mentioning that the Southern Movement's largest faction, the Supreme Southern Movement Council, has been facing discords have led to dividing it to three parts, each one claims legitimacy.

Also in Abyan province, where a second demonstration was organized in al-Mahfed, according to local schedule that includes two weekly protests; on Saturdays and Thursdays.

The participants who raised flags of the formers South Yemen and flags of Kuwait, demanded the release of the Hassan Ba'aom, the major Southern Movement leader in prison.

The participants also demanded the Southern Movement leaders to reach a solution to the unification of the southern movement that is witnessing clear divisions.


* Photograph of protestors raising flags of South Yemen and Kuwait in al-Mahfed. December 25, 2010.


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