NO PEACE

Five Die in Yemen Protests

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So much for a peaceful sign off, Saleh. After President Ali Abdullah Saleh pledged to end his 33-year rule in Yemen Wednesday, activists took to the streets of the capital, Sana’a, in protest. The terms of the agreement that ticked off the protesters: immunity for Saleh and his cronies, and the questionable role of democratic advocates in the transitional government. Government supporters fired into the crowd of protesters, killing 5 and injuring at least 22. Even more troubling, Saleh’s son and nephews will reportedly keep their role as leaders of Yemen’s special military forece—in the past they’ve attacked unarmed activists.