Yemeni gunmen vacate Interior Ministry after protest
DUBAI: Yemeni tribesmen agreed yesterday to vacate the Interior Ministry after storming it the day before in a protest for jobs, an official said — an incident that highlighted the ongoing turmoil in a country where Al-Qaeda militancy has alarmed world powers.
An Interior Ministry source said it had persuaded the 100 tribesmen, seen as loyal to the former president Saleh, to vacate the Interior Ministry in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. The tribesmen were demanding to be enlisted in the police force.
“The president formed a committee to negotiate,” the source said, referring to the country’s leader Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. “They were persuaded to end the occupation in return for a promise to respond to their demands.”
Posted by: Steve White