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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 10:42 AM
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So what of Jordan, Yemen?
Edited on Sat Jan-29-11 11:14 AM by lonestarnot
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 11:15 AM
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 11:20 AM
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2. Protests break out in Yemen and Jordan
Edited on Sat Jan-29-11 11:34 AM by Ghost Dog
Irish Sun
Saturday 29th January, 2011

While world focus has been on the spreading protests in Egypt, similar demonstrations have broken out in neighbouring Jordan and in Yemen.

There are also reports of demonstrations in Jeddah, the second largest city in Saudi Arabia.

Tens of thousands of Yemenis are protesting inn the capital Sanaa, calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.


Thousands of people in Jordan have taken to the streets in protests, demanding the country's prime minister step down, and the government curb rising prices, inflation and unemployment.

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New protests erupt in Yemen

Dozens of activists calling for the ouster of Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's president, have clashed with government supporters in Sanaa, the country's capital.

Plainclothes police also attacked the demonstrators, who marched to the Egyptian embassy in Sanaa on Saturday chanting "Ali, leave leave" and "Tunisia left, Egypt after it and Yemen in the coming future".


Yemeni Protests Turn Violent


SAN'A, YemenA small, antigovernment protest turned violent in the Yemeni capital Saturday, with demonstratorsemboldened by Friday's massive protests in Egyptclashing with security forces.

At least nine protesters were set upon by police when security forces blocked up to a hundred demonstrators as they attempted to march to the Egyptian embassy in San'a, in a show of solidarity with protesters in Egypt, according to eyewitnesses.


Elsewhere in San'a, streets were calm on Saturday. Soldiers peacefully patrolled the campus of the University of San'a, often the scene of antigovernment demonstrations. Vehicles with water cannons were stationed at the main gates.

The march was relatively small compared with other recent demonstrations in the capital. On Thursday, approximately 100,000 people took part in antigovernment marches. Those demonstrations passed off peacefully.



... Anti-government protests have been staged in Jordan after weekly Friday prayers for the past three weeks.

The Muslim Brotherhood has called for constitutional amendments to curb the king's power in naming government heads, arguing that the premiership should go to the leader of the majority in parliament.

The Jordanian constitution, adopted in 1952, gives the king the exclusive prerogative to appoint and dismiss the prime minister.

King Abdullah II held meetings earlier this week with senior officials, MPs, senators and others as part of efforts to "come closer to the demands of the people," urging them to speed up political and socio-economic reforms.



Dozens of protesters have been arrested in Saudi Arabia's second biggest city after they protested against the weaknesses of infrastructure of Jeddah.

The protests were triggered on Friday after floods swept through the city, killing at least four people, and raising fears of a repeat of the deadly 2009 deluge, in which more than 120 people lost their lives.

On Wednesday, torrential rains caused flooding that swept away cars and downed electric lines in Jeddah.

Following mass messages sent over smart phones on Friday, protesters staged a rally on a main thoroughfare in Jeddah's commercial district after Friday prayers.

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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 11:45 AM
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3. Saudi looks to be relatively quiet.
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