Written By: Elena White
Article Date: May 3, 2012 - 8:26:37 PM
Prime Minister Mohamed Salem Basendwa was meant by an angry when he visited the southern city of Taiz on Thursday, having to find refuge inside the al-Saeed Foundation for Science and Culture’s building with several officials, such as the Governor of Taiz, Shawki Ahmed Hayel Saeed and a reported 17 ministers.
Yemen's PM Mohammed Salem Basindwa in Taiz on May 3, 2012
Protesters in Taiz were brandishing posters accusing current members of the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) of corruption, demanding that they’d be tried.
Interestingly, it is the JMP which very early on the uprising last year advocated transparency and anti-corruption measures, saying the President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s regime had been one of embezzlement and thievery.
Now that the shoe is on the other foot, the Premier seems less confortable.
After it was clear that none of the demonstrators would ever leave, Basendwa and his government members had to sneak out through the back door, escaping only just mob’ s justice.
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