Tens of thousands of Yemenis have gathered outside the presidential compound in the capital to demand the prosecution of former ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh(US-SAUDI PUPPET WAR CRIMINAL) http://www.moqavemat.com/?a=content.id&id=45265
Yemenis want to bring Saleh and his aides to justice over the killing of demonstrators during a year of anti-regime demonstration against his rule. The demonstrators also denounced the growing levels of violence in Yemen and accused Saleh of being behind deadly terrorists attacks in the country. Saleh, who ruled Yemen for almost 33 years, resigned on November 23, 2011 in return for amnesty after months of street protests against his rule. "Terrorism and al-Qaeda are Ali Saleh and his sons," Yemeni protesters chanted in Sana'a on Wednesday. The protest rally a day after a failed attempt to assassinate Yemeni Defense Minister Mohammed Nasser Ahmed killed 12 people and wounded dozens in the capital. The demonstrators also called on President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi to restructure the army. Meanwhile, Yemeni president has replaced senior security officials and some ministers in response to calls for the removal of Saleh loyalists from power positions. According to state news agency Saba, Hadi appointed Ahmed Dares as new oil and minerals minister and Hesham Sharaf as higher education minister late on Tuesday. He also replaced the heads of military intelligence and national security, both seen as close to Saleh, and appointed two officials to key posts in the president's office. Ahmed al-Yafie, who was formerly a senior defense ministry official, was appointed new military intelligence chief while the former governor of Shabwa province Ali Hassan al-Ahmadi was named as head of national security.