Protesters rally in Yemen
February 20th, 2011
04:55 AM ET

Protesters rally in Yemen

Hundreds of anti-government protesters gathered Sunday near a university at the Yemeni capital for a 10th consecutive day, witnesses said.

Some of them chanted, "First Mubarak, now Ali," referring to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Hosni Mubarak, who recently resigned as president of Egypt after nearly 30 years in power.

Pro-government demonstrators were also gathering near Sanaa University, according to Adnan Al-Nahari, a student at the campus.

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  1. dennis salinas

    You have heard it before I will say it again, "The end is nigh,"!!.

    February 20, 2011 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      nah, this is just the beginning of something quite beautiful. I only hope progress is made peacefully during such transitions.

      February 20, 2011 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      What?!?!?! it's just a few people going to a BBQ-party

      February 20, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. where's Bush

    All of these puppets, one by one will fall. It was only a matter of time before the people would wake up and change themselves from hopless worthless beings afraid of change or chance. To a people who can be proud to be muslim and live with dignity or die with honor. It might be in our (US) interest to just let them be, and not interfere. It might be in our interest to let them have a government. That represents its people and has its citizens interests as a prioritÝ above ours. They deserve better than the puppet gangsters and mobsters we have given them.

    February 20, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |

      Thank you,where's Bush. I couldn't have said it better.

      February 20, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. Woody

    In America many have given their lives for freedom ! Many of us in America are even ready to give our lives today !

    February 20, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. alan

    excuse my ignorance, but what does nigh mean? the end of cheap gasoline is upon us once again especially if this unrest spills over into saudi arabia! and which will cause the arrival of the dreaded double dip recession...

    February 20, 2011 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      selfish alan, stop thinking with your tank!

      February 20, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. AMERICA 1st

    The USA needs to let the ragheads fight amongst themselves. they been killing each other for centuries

    February 20, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. Greg

    It's interesting that Mubarak said he wouldn't step down a second time then had a stroke. Now there's news that the Tunisia president has had a stroke as well. Looks as if the leaders that won't step down are going to have a stroke, huh?

    February 20, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Nah, partying too hard with the girl lines on the table...

      February 20, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. Bleh

    Good one, Steve!

    February 20, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. personny

    Israel is becoming a nation.

    February 20, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. yo mama

    this is big trouble them peolpe dont want democracy they dont want to be free they want their learders out so they can attack isreal and get usa out of the gulf muslim brotherood is behind it and it s a sign of the end the puppets usa has put in place to surppress these people are falling and when these factions and groups put their ethnic and tribal diifferences aside to combat there true enemy USA and isreal. it is sad wat the world is coming to.we gave the most oldest culture with old triditions of fighting modern weapons it is truly scary our government should never have shared milatery technology.

    February 20, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      a Trekkie violation of Starfleet's Prime Directive!

      February 20, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mr. Ducky

    Makes me laugh to see everyone use the words "puppet"! It makes me very happy...
    You're all pu$$ies!!

    February 20, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      You're jealous cause ducks don't have one.

      February 20, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |

      Will you kindly stop the Tea Party lingo,Mr. Ducky? It has no place here!

      February 20, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mr. Ducky

    Ooooooh, a Starfleet Prime Directive! I'm shaking in my...webbed feet!

    February 20, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      He's ducknnutts! Bones we may have sedate him, (siren goes off one-time) security to the bridge.

      February 20, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. Bill

    The us should stay out of the problems in the middle east and let them work out there problems and stop taking sides with israel.

    February 20, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  13. Veritas

    We need to stop jumping into everyone elses bizznezzzz! Take care of our own backyard!

    February 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |

      Quite true,Veritas. Thank you.

      February 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mr. Ducky

    I don't wanna stop having a tea party. The Mad Hatter is invited along with Bones and RUFFNUTT and Emily Deschanel.

    February 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      The wee, wittle, wuttle, rubber ducky wants his tub full of friends...

      February 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. RUFFNUTT (Fake)

    Yeah, what he/she/it said!

    February 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
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