Pro-government and anti-government rallies in Sana'a
By Nasser Arrabyee/27/01/2011
Thousands of Yemenis in the Yemeni capital Sana’a participated Thursday in eight rival rallies, four by the opposition parties and four others by the ruling party. Parliamentary elections, scheduled to be held next April, was the main topic for all rallies of both sides.
The main slogans of the opposition were: No for unilateral procedures taken by the ruling party, no for elections, no for constitutional amendments proposed by the ruling party.
The ruling party rallies were chanting: Yes for elections on time, yes for constitutional amendments, no for violence and conspiracy against the homeland.
No violence, or riot cases were noticed, but security measures were exceptional as anti-riot forces were deployed in many parts of the cities including the places close to the rallies areas since early morning .
The opposition coalition which include the largest Islamist party, Islah, Socialist, and Nasserite parties, held their rallies in Al Hasab area, university area, Nukum area, and Al Sabeen area.
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