Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed to leave office Saturday after the killing of at least 8 protesters in Yemen. Reuters reported that the leader, who has resisted efforts to remove him from power, has said he will allow the elections and not oppose the new government. This comes on the heels of Saturday’s disastrous March of Life—a movement to protest Saleh’s refusal to relinquish the position. It was a peaceful march of more than 155 miles from Taiz to the capital city, Sana, until government soldiers fired on marchers. Saleh still holds the title of president and will until February when new elections are to occur.