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Demonstrations in Yemen continue

For the 11th consecutive day, the protesters in Yemen continue to demonstrate, according to Al Jazeera.  A few more people have been killed, supposedly after throwing stones at a military patrol.  The only other development is that the EU has issued a statement calling for peace and reform.  The most interesting thing to me is reading the quotes from President Saleh:

“If they want me to quit, I will only leave through the ballot box,” Saleh told a news conference as thousands of protesters, including opposition MPs, gathered outside Sanaa University to demand his departure.

“We have offered a package of reforms in a meeting with the parliament,” Saleh said, adding: “It was in response to calls by the opposition, but unfortunately, as soon as we made it and were endorsed by the people the opposition raised the bar of its demands. And whenever we would offer more concessions, they would ask for more.”

Saleh on Sunday renewed his call for opposition parties to continue their dialogue and blamed the previous two days of protests, in which five people were killed, on “elements outside the system and the law”.

“Dialogue is the best way. Not sabotage. Not blocking the roads,” he told tribal, military and civil leaders in Sana

 

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