Saturday, January 29, 2011

Yemenis protest in support of Egypt, several injured

Observed by: Mr. Alaa Isam

SANAA (BNO NEWS) — Tens of protesters marched in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa on Saturday in solidarity with the Egyptian people, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Mubarak and Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Yemen Post reported.

Activists, journalists and MPs gathered at the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate and attempted to reach the Egyptian embassy on Jamal Street, but police prevented them from reaching the location. Dozens of riot police lined up and prevented people from passing through the street.

Protesters chanted slogans in support of the Egyptian people and against the Yemeni government. Some media outlets reported that other protesters chanting slogans in favor of the regime attacked the pro-Egyptians protestors.

Eyewitnesses told the Xinhua news agency that around ten demonstrators were seriously injured and rushed to hospitals.


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