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YEMEN: Protests revived in ‘Friday of Rage’

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About 3,000 people took to the streets across southern Yemen in a ‘Friday of Rage,’ demanding secession from the north, but heavily deployed security forces quickly stamped out protests, residents told Reuters.

The protests come after a wave of anti-government rallies spread across Yemen during the past two weeks, inspired by revolts that ousted Tunisia’s former president and the uprising in Egypt that threatened President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

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‘Revolution, revolution for the South,’ protesters chanted in the flashpoint cities of Aden, Dalea and Zinjibar.

-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske


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