Yemeni President left isolated following officials’ resignation over killing of protestors

March 21st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Sanaa, Mar 21 (ANI): Senior Yemeni officials have resigned to protest against the killing of 52 protesters who were demanding the resignation of the country’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Thousands of protestors have been voicing out concerns against the regime’s brutal attempts to crush dissent by gathering on the streets of Sana’a to bury the dead, The Telegraph reports.

Saleh’s loyalists had opened fire at demonstrators from city rooftops on Friday to crush the the spirit of the growing protest movement in the country.

Following the incident, the demonstrators had gathered on roads outside the Sana’a University, shouting: “Ali, the blood of the martyrs will not be in vain.”

Amid mass protests across the country blending with his officials’ resignations, Saleh’s 32 years of reign appears to be weakening, the paper said.

Tourism Minister Huda al Ban became the third member of the cabinet to resign in three days. Two ambassadors, including Yemen’s chief envoy to the United Nations, had resigned earlier, and a number of others, including the ambassador to Berlin, are believed to be considering quiting over is the issue. (ANI)

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