Saleh must go now : Yemen religious, tribal leaders

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Posted: Apr 15, 2011 4:43 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemeni religious scholars and tribal leaders said they would support the demands of the youth revolution and called on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down immediately.

In a statement issued late on Thursday in the capital Sanaa, they said the peaceful demands of protestors should be met and urged "the immediate stepping down of the President of the Republic and the dismissal of all his relatives from the military and security apparatus of the state."

(Reporting by Martina Fuchs; Editing by Jon Boyle)