Tens of thousands demonstrate Yemen’s capital, demand president’s sons leave country

Townhall.com Staff
|
Posted: Jun 20, 2011 9:03 AM
Tens of thousands demonstrate Yemen’s capital, demand president’s sons leave country
SANAA, Yemen — Tens of thousands took to the streets of the capital on Monday, demanding that the president’s sons leave Yemen as pressure rose for the wounded leader being treated outside the country to step down.

Ahmed Saleh, 42, is a one-time heir apparent to his father, who was badly wounded in an attack earlier this month. A ruling party official had said last week the president would return home soon from medical treatment in Saudi Arabia despite reports that he was heavily burned.