Yemeni protesting against Yemeni president

Published January 31st, 2011 - 09:39 GMT

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Yemenis gather to call for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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Image 1 of 12: Yemenis gather to call for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Yemenis attend a protest calling President Ali Abdullah Saleh to quit after being in power since 1978.
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Image 1 of 12: Yemenis attend a protest calling President Ali Abdullah Saleh to quit after being in power since 1978.

The demonstration apparently inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt.
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Image 1 of 12: The demonstration apparently inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt.

Yemenis shouting for freedom.
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Image 1 of 12: Yemenis shouting for freedom.

Placard reads: 'No Despotism and Unfairness, No to Power Inheritance and Extension No to Starvation Policy, No to Theft of Resources Yes for Change'.
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Image 1 of 12: Placard reads: "No Despotism and Unfairness, No to Power Inheritance and Extension No to Starvation Policy, No to Theft of Resources Yes for Change".

Dozens of Yemeni activists calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh clash with the regime's supporters in Sanaa during protests.
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Image 1 of 12: Dozens of Yemeni activists calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh clash with the regime's supporters in Sanaa during protests.

Dozens of Yemeni activists calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh clash with the regime's supporters in Sanaa during protests.
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Image 1 of 12: Dozens of Yemeni activists calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh clash with the regime's supporters in Sanaa during protests.

Yemeni opposition journalist Abdel Karim al-Khaiwani joins a protest calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital Sanaa.
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Image 1 of 12: Yemeni opposition journalist Abdel Karim al-Khaiwani joins a protest calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital Sanaa.

Yemeni activist Tawakel Karman takes part in a protest two days after being released on parole.
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Image 1 of 12: Yemeni activist Tawakel Karman takes part in a protest two days after being released on parole.

Tawakel Karman (R), who heads a rights group, joins a protest calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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Image 1 of 12: Tawakel Karman (R), who heads a rights group, joins a protest calling for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Thousands of Yemenis, apparently inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, staged a mass demonstration calling on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign after being in power since 1978.
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Image 1 of 12: Thousands of Yemenis, apparently inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, staged a mass demonstration calling on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign after being in power since 1978.

Placard reads: All together to stop the ruling party.
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Image 1 of 12: Placard reads: All together to stop the ruling party.

Outstayed his welcome: After 32 years in power, Ali Abdulla Saleh is no longer welcome by his own people. And their only way to communicate this is by peaceful protesting, united, for his immediate step-down- inspired by the disgraced departure of the Tunisian Ben-Ali upon his people's behest.

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