12 Feb '11, 11am

#Sanaa today: Several thousand Students hold #Yemen protest, demand president quit #feb12

#Sanaa today: Several thousand Students hold #Yemen protest, demand president quit #feb12

By midday, the demonstrators had reached the Avenue Jamal Abdel Nasser, some 500m from Tahrir Square which was occupied by supporters of the ruling party. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SANAA - SEVERAL thousand young Yemenis gathered in central Sanaa on Saturday, calling for President Ali Abdallah Saleh to step down and follow the example of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, an AFP correspondent said. 'After Mubarak, it's Ali's turn,' chanted some of the estimated 4,000 protesters, mostly young students. The protesters then headed off towards Sanaa University, with some crying: 'Get out, Get out Ali' and others chanting: 'The people want the regime to fall.' The protest began after an exchange between a group of students trying to put up an anti-regime poster and supporters of the ruling General People's Congress who tried to prevent them, according to witnesses. By midday, the demonstrat...

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