Thousands of Yemenis protest, demanding international backing
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of the Yemeni capital Sana'a, and other provinces, Thursday to send a message to the international community to support their demands of change, freedom and a civil state, DPA reported.
The protesters said that 900 people killed and more than 20 thousand others injured since the Yemeni uprising erupted early this year.
The United Nations are trying to persuade President Ali Abdullah Saleh to sign the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) brokered deal - which he refused to ink for three times previously.
The Yemeni opposition, the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) has rejected any proposals short of actually signing the April GCC deal.
Any dialogue outside the GCC initiative being signed by President Saleh himself is regarded as procrastination and time wasting, said the JMP spokesman Mohammed Qahtan.