Hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Yemen on the “Friday of Departure” last week calling for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. There were protests in the capital, Sana’a.
Saleh has proposed various reforms including moves towards a parliamentary system and standing down in 2013.
The state has used violent repression on the protesters.
But the momentum of the movement has continued. The wave of revolt has touched both north and south Yemen.