Yemen protestors pledge peaceful protest against Saleh


By Khaled Yacoub Oweis

SANAA | Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:30am EST

Anti-government protesters perform weekly Friday prayers during a rally to demand for the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa March 11, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Khaled Abdullah

(Reuters) – The bullet hit 28-year old Yemeni protester Abdullah Hameed Ali in the face and shattered his brain.

But his Hamdan tribe, who last year stormed and occupied a university where a soldier had killed one of their own, said this time they would not seek revenge for his death at the hands of President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s security forces.

Instead they would press peaceful protests to unseat Saleh and end his 32-year rule.

“The whole Hamdan tribe could have descended on Sanaa and started taking them one by one,” said computer salesman Mohammad al-Hamdani, pointing at government forces manning streets leading to the protests outside the capital Sanaa’s university.

“We do not want that. Saleh will fall through non-violence.” (full article)

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