Radio Free Europe
March 1, 2011

Huge crowds poured onto the streets of the Yemeni capital Sanaa today in what the opposition hailed as the biggest protest yet against President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s three-decade rule.

Saleh’s opponents massed in streets leading to a square near Sanaa University, where students and pro-democracy demonstrators have been camped for more than a week.

The demonstration came as Saleh accused Israel of financing and plotting the protests in his country and other Arab states, and criticized U.S. President Barack Obama for expressing support for the protesters.

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