Yemeni police dispersed about 2,000 anti-American protestors who called on their government Friday to break diplomatic ties with the United States.
The demonstrators gathered following noon prayers in the capital, Sana'a, and started to march on the U.S. Embassy, but police blocked their path. Demonstrations against the United States and Israel also took place in Jordan, Bahrain and Egypt.
The Yemeni protesters carried signs that read "We ask for the expulsion of American military experts doing anti-terrorism work."
Organizers distributed a statement in the name of "Supporters of Palestine" that condemned Yemen's cooperation with the United States in security matters and the U.S. training of Yemeni military and anti-terrorism units.
According to AP, the statement asked for the U.S. Embassy to be closed, its ambassador to be expelled and for the recall of Yemen's ambassador to the United States. (Albawaba.com)
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