Conflict & Justice

Photos: 100 days of protests in Yemen

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April 16, 2011: Youth activists march, calling on US President Barak Obama to denounce President Ali Abdullah Saleh and support the protest movement.

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Iona Craig

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    For the first time anti-government protesters left the tented sit-in for “Last chance Friday” prayers on April 22, 2011 and took to the major six-lane highway of 60 meter road, spreading for more than a mile in the ninth consecutive week of Friday prayers protests.

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    Iona Craig

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    April 29,2011: Rebel soldiers of the First Armored Division, who defected with their commander Maj. Gen Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar on March 21, have been protecting anti-government protesters ever since.

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    Iona Craig

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    March 11, 2011: Huge banners, displayed throughout "Change Square," express the sentiments of protesters toward the long-standing president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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    March 11, 2011: Tens of thousands of protesters chant and shout slogans after gathering for Friday prayers outside Sana’a university.

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    Iona Craig

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    March 11, 2011: In a celebratory mood protesters chant and shout slogans after thousands gathered for Friday prayers outside Sana’a university.

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    Iona Craig

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    May 11, 2011: A protester holds up his blood covered hands after dozens of activists were shot by security forces when they attempted to march to the Prime Ministers residence on May 11. By the end of the night 13 were dead and hundreds left with gunshot wounds.

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    Iona Craig

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    March 12, 2011: A protester holds up a teargas ‘bomb’. March 12 marked the first major crackdown by central security forces. After a 12 hour long stand off with protesters troops opened fire in the early hours of the morning with water cannon and teargas, while snipers from roof tops fired live ammunition, killing two. Street battles raged for more than three hours.

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    Iona Craig

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    March 12, 2011: An activist displays a collection of teargas canisters during a three-hour-long street battle with security forces. March 12 marked the first major crackdown by central security forces. After a 12 hour long stand off with protesters troops opened fire in the early hours of the morning with water cannon and teargas, while snipers from roof tops fired live ammunition,

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    Iona Craig

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    March 12,2011: Demonstrators burn tyres in front of water cannon trucks and security forces during a more than three-hour-long street battle that left two protesters dead. March 12 marked the first major crackdown by central security forces. After a 12-hour long stand off with protesters troops opened fire in the early hours of the morning with water cannon and teargas, while snipers from rooftops fired live ammunition.

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    Iona Craig

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    March 12, 2011: Anti-government protesters throw rocks at water cannon and security forces who fired teargas and rocks at thousands of activists on the edge of their tented sit-in. March 12 marked the first major crackdown by central security forces. After a 12-hour-long stand off with protesters, troops opened fire in the early hours of the morning with water cannon and teargas, while snipers from rooftops fired live ammunition, killing two.

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    Iona Craig

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    March 1, 2011: Thousands of demonstrators, outside Sana’a university, chant and shout slogans calling for an end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 32-year rule. The area outside the capital’s main university was re-named ‘Change Square’ by the protest movement.

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    Iona Craig

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    March 1, 2011: Thousands of demonstrators, outside Sana’a university, chant and shout slogans calling for an end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 32-year rule. The area outside the capital’s main university was re-named ‘Change Square’ by the protest movement.

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    Iona Craig

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    March 29, 2011: Children are carried on the shoulders of their fathers and defected soldiers, as they call for a peaceful revolution. The First Armored Division joined the anti-government movement on March 21, after 52 protesters were shot dead by rooftop snipers on March 18.

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    Iona Craig

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    April 16, 2011: Youth activists march, calling on US President Barak Obama to denounce President Ali Abdullah Saleh and support the protest movement.

    Credit:

    Iona Craig

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    May 7, 2011: A demonstrator heads out of the anti-government campsite to march in protest against President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 32-year rule.

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    Iona Craig