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Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Yemeni president, has declared a nationwide state of emergency, after a violent crackdown on anti-government protests killed at least 41 people, and left scores more wounded, in the capital Sanaa.
"The national security council announces a state of emergency across Yemen, and a curfew is set upon
A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend some normal functions of the executive, legislative and judicial powers, alert citizens to change their normal behaviors, or order government agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. It can also be used as a rationale for suspending rights and freedoms, even if guaranteed under the constitution.
Originally posted by TheSparrowSings
Do you think that the people in Africa can just wait until one countries problem is resolved before starting their civil uprising? I don't think that the UN has enough people to help anymore with all the other crisis's going on.
OK, but seriously now. Calling this a "State of Emergency" when its clearly their way of instituting martial law and thus justifying the killing of civilians. Another country to keep our eyes on right now...edit on 19/3/2011 by TheSparrowSings because: (no reason given)