Thousands march against Yemen govt

The demonstrators called for a new government of national unity

Thousands march against Yemen govt

World Bulletin/News Desk

Thousands of Yemenis staged fresh rallies on Sunday in the capital Sanaa, demanding the formation of a new government.

Demonstrators marched to the Finance Ministry headquarters, shouting slogans accusing the government of failing to provide security amid continuing attacks on security officials, according an Anadolu Agency reporter.

They also called on the government to guarantee the provisions of basic goods and services, especially petroleum and diesel fuel.

"The protest aims at bringing down the government and forming a cabinet of national unity," Loai al-Shami, a spokesman for the February 11 movement, which organized Sunday's demonstration, told AA.

In a statement, the protest organizers urged donor countries to suspend aid to the incumbent government, accusing the latter of corruption.

The February 11 movement is an umbrella of several opposition forces, including the Shiite Houthi group.

Yemen has witnessed recurrent anti-government demonstrations since the February anniversary of the popular uprising that unseated president Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2012.

Last Mod: 13 Nisan 2014, 15:58
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