This Monday several officials from the United Nations (UN) and the Gulf Cooperation Council met in Sanaa, Yemen. Their purpose was to organize a peaceful transfer of power because of the growing reports of violence in the streets.
The medical staff in Change Square informed that today twenty-one people perished during the violent clashes in the capital. Last Sunday 26 demonstrators were killed and more than 550 were wounded by gunshots. Security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at the massive demonstration in the city.
The proposal for the transition is being led by the six Arab nations that compose the council. Its purpose is to allow Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh to transfer his executive power to Vice President Adb Rabo Mansou Hadi in within 30 days. Saleh would then formally resign. (AV)