Thousands march in Yemen over protesters’ deaths

I have so much respect for these people. They have braved bullets, massacres, and a president who’s as stubborn as a mule, yet they’re still coming out in droves.  The Guardian: In Yemen, tens of thousands of people marched in the capital, Sana’a, in protest at the deaths of demonstrators on Friday in the southern city of Taiz. The protesters had planned to march to the UN mission, near the presidential palace, but they stopped after being warned they would be attacked by presidential guard forces controlled by President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s eldest son. Amid almost daily protests in Yemen, Gulf Arab foreign ministers met in Saudi Arabia to discuss mediation plans. Saleh initially accepted an offer by Saudi Arabia and other states including Qatar, as part of the Gulf Cooperation Council, to host talks between the government and opposition parties. However, Saleh reacted angrily to comments from Qatar’s prime minister and foreign minister saying the mediation would lead to him standing down.

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