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Yemen: Over 200 Wounded As President Calls To Stop Protests

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Yemeni police forces fired tear gas and live bullets at protesters holding an anti-regime rally in the southern city of Taez on Sunday, wounding at least 250, eyewitnesses said.

According to AFP, police continued to fire as security forces pushed back demonstrators to a square where they have been holding a sit-in as part of nationwide protests demanding the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, witnesses said.

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For his part, the Yemeni President urged his opponents to stop ongoing protests.

He told his supporters from Taez: “We demand that the opposition alliance end the crisis and halt demonstrations, banditry and assassinations. They also should end the insurgency in some military units.”

He added: “We are ready to discuss the transfer of power, but within the a peaceful and constitutional framework.” His supporters chanted “No concessions after today.”

The president’s supporters came from Taez to Sana’a, to express their support for him.

Al Bawaba News

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