posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 06:58 PM
SANAA, Yemen – Yemen's embattled president agreed Saturday to a proposal by Gulf Arab mediators to step down within 30 days and hand power to
his deputy in exchange for immunity from prosecution, a major about-face for the autocratic leader who has ruled for 32 years.
A day earlier, protesters staged the largest of two months of demonstrations, filling a five-lane boulevard across the capital with a sea of
hundreds of thousands of people. Day after day of protest have presented a stunning display of defiance in the face of a crackdown that has included
sniper attacks and killed more than 130 people.
The uprising and a wave of defections by allies, including several top military commanders, have left Saleh clinging to power and now appear to be
pushing him to compromise on his earlier refusal to leave office before his term ends in 2013.
Lindsey Williams did say "Yemen is next," and it sure looks like it. The only other nation that I could see kicking out their president before Yemen
would be Syria.
Will the president stay in power for the next 30 days, or will the protesters kick him out before then? Im not sure. The protests have grown bigger
and bigger everyday. The article says that yesterday, hundreds of thousands protested in the streets.
Another one down.