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Yemeni Protesters Call for End of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's Rule


Yemeni students chant slogans calling on their president Ali Abdullah Saleh to leave the government and follow Tunisian ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali into exile during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, 22 Jan 2011

Yemeni students chant slogans calling on their president Ali Abdullah Saleh to leave the government and follow Tunisian ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali into exile during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, 22 Jan 2011

Hundreds of protesters in Yemen have called for an end to the decades-old rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Students and other protesters gathered inside of Sana'a University Saturday where they chanted anti-government slogans.

The demonstrators were apparently inspired by the recent wave of protests in Tunisia that led to this month's ouster of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali earlier this month.

The French news agency AFP says some Yemeni students carried a banner that read "learn from the Jasmine Revolution," a reference to the Tunisian uprising. The news agency says other demonstrators rallied in support of the president, Saturday.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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