Wed Aug 31, 2011

Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni protesters have staged demonstrations across Yemen on Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan, calling for the implementation of their revolution’s goals, Press TV reported.

Chanting anti-government slogans on Tuesday, protesters in the capital Sana’a called on the newly established national council to expedite the implementation of the objectives of the popular uprising in the Middle Eastern state.

“We as protesters confirm our determination to continue our revolution and we call for the swift implementation of our uprising’s goals,” a protester said.

The demonstrators condemned the security forces’ clashes with the country’s tribesmen, calling for an end to Ali Abdullah Saleh’s rule.

Similar rallies were held in other cities, including Taizz, where at least one protester was killed and many others injured in clashes with regime forces.

Earlier on Monday, Yemen’s Saleh claimed that he was again ready to conditionally sign an agreement proposed by the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC), to “diffuse” the political crisis in his country.

The plan, drafted by the [P]GCC in April, includes three steps to be taken by both the opposition and the government. Embattled Saleh has already backed out of signing the deal three times.

However, on Monday, anti-government protesters took to the streets in the capital and rejected the initiative, calling it a US-Saudi plot to crush their revolution.

Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out for regular demonstrations in Yemen’s major cities since late January, calling for an end to corruption and unemployment and demanding Saleh’s ouster.

Hundreds of protesters have been killed and many more injured in the regime’s brutal crackdown on Yemen’s popular uprising.

Source: PressTV.