Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Yemeni president, called for a truce and to resume negotiations after his return to Sanaa. Saleh has been absent for three months, time in which the demonstrations of the opposition groups spread through the capital.
Saleh has called on all political and military parties to achieve a truce and a ceasefire. The president had been recovering in Saudi Arabia from the wounds he suffered after a bomb blast at his presidential palace in Sanaa, on Junes 3.
The international civic organization, Avaaz, informed that more than four million democracy youths gathered outside Change Squares across the country. The manifestations are taking place in 17 of the 21 provinces in Yemen, mainly in Sanaa, Taiz, Aden, Hodieda, Baitha, and Dhammar.
When the news of Saleh’s return to Sanaa were made public several protesters camped in the capitals main square tried to break through army lines. The militaries responded with heavy gunfire, and three people were injured. Thuds of mortars were also heard during the night and early morning in Sanaa and Taiz. (AV)