Saturday, March 19, 2011

Declared state of emergency in Yemen

Sana'a / Washington .- The president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, imposed a state of emergency throughout the country, coinciding with a massacre in the vicinity of the University of Sana'a which caused 33 dead and over hundred injured. In a press conference, Saleh lamented the death of these demonstrators of the opposition, which he described as "martyrs of democracy" and denied that police forces have been involved in the shooting.

Condemnation of Obamaâ However, from Washigton he wanted to give a warning to the Yemeni president and the president of the United States, Barack Obama has condemned the violence in the country, while Saleh has asked to meet its public commitment to observe the demonstrations and justice for the victims.

"I totally condemn the violence that took place today in Yemen and call on President Saleh to meet its public commitment to allow demonstrations to take place peacefully," Obama said in a statement released by the White House.

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