Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Protests Underway In Yemen. The Lastest Arab Country To Start In...

Notice how the wave of protests and clashes lately have been against the governments of US backed allies? I get called many things, to my face when I talk in person about politics or even on Facebook on my page, but you know, this won't lead to anything good for those people and the USA in the long run. Plus these uprisings in the region are not good for Israel's stability either.

Yahoo!/Reuters: Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators and government loyalists fought with rocks and batons in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday in political unrest fueled by Egypt's uprising.

About 1,000 protesters, marching down a street leading to the presidential palace, were blocked by riot police. As they dispersed into side streets, they were confronted by hundreds of government backers and both sides hurled rocks at each other. Four protesters, including one member of parliament, were wounded, two with head injuries.

Police soon stamped out the clashes.

"The people want the fall of the regime! This corrupt government should leave the country!" some of the protesters shouted, demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a U.S. ally against al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing.


Read the full thing here

No comments: