Students hold Yemen protest, demand president quit

AFP , Saturday 12 Feb 2011

Yemen's youth demand their president step down

Anti-government protesters shout slogans during a protest in Sanaa 4 February 2011. (Reuters)

Several thousand young Yemenis gathered in central Sanaa on Saturday, calling for President Ali Abdallah Saleh to step down and follow the example of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, an AFP correspondent said.

"After Mubarak, it's Ali's turn," chanted some of the estimated 4,000 protesters, mostly young students.

The protesters then headed off towards Sanaa University, with some crying: "Get out, Get out Ali" and others chanting: "The people want the regime to fall."

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