24 Dec '11, 12pm

Yemen forces fire in air as protesters demand Saleh trial - AsiaOne

Yemen forces fire in air as protesters demand Saleh trial - AsiaOne

Reuters Saturday, Dec 24, 2011 SANAA - Forces loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh fired in the air to stop tens of thousands of protesters, who are demanding he face trial, approaching his compound in the capital Sanaa on Saturday, witnesses said. Shots rang out as the activists entered the city chanting"No to immunity", at the climax of a mass march that started days earlier in the southern city of Taiz, said residents. The protesters were referring to a deal granting Saleh immunity from prosecution for his part in a violent crackdown on months of demonstrations against his 33-year rule. The agreement, crafted by Yemen's wealthier neighbours in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), was designed to ease Saleh out of power and avert civil war in a country that has seen a growing infiltration from al Qaeda and sits next to key oil shipping lanes. Under the deal, Saleh...

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