Yemen dismantles anti-Saleh camp |
Saudi Gazette - 07 June, 2012
Five bulldozers deployed by Yemeni authorities on Wednesday began dismantling the main protest camp against former president Ali Abdullah Saleh who stepped down in February after a year-long uprising.
The bulldozers cleared several tents from the main roads near the capital’s Sanaa University without any resistance from the youth who have occupied the district since February 2011, an AFP correspondent reported.
The decision to clear the area, dubbed since protests began as “Change Square”, was made by President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.
He was elected in February this year after Saleh, bowing to domestic and international pressure, abandoned power after 30 years in office.