Yemen president: Israel and USA behind revolts
A huge number of protesters poured into a square in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Tuesday for a massive anti-regime march. According to AFP, protesters crowded three streets leading to a square near Sanaa University, where students and pro-democracy demonstrators have been camped for more than a week.
"The people want the departure of Ali Abdullah Saleh," they chanted. "The people want to overthrow the regime."
The protest started after president Ali Saleh called a press conference in Sanaa at which he blamed Tel Aviv and Washington of fomenting anti-regime revolts. "The events from Tunisia to Oman are a storm orchestrated from Tel Aviv and and under Washington's supervision," Saleh stated.
"What is taking place on Yemen's streets is just a copy-cat attempt, as Yemen is not Tunisia or Egypt and the Yemeni people are different," he said.
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