By signing a petition prepared by avaaz.org, JUST joined the rest of the world to urgently call on the US to side with the people of Yemen and not President Saleh’s dictatorial regime.
Thousands of non-violent demonstrators have braved bullets and tear gas to press for the resignation of President Saleh who has been in the office since 1978. President Saleh has promised to step down by the end of the year. But he has broken such promises before and his actions belie his words. He has imposed a state of emergency, suspended the constitution and deployed tanks to the streets of the capital. If Saleh’s key allies – the US and Saudi Arabia urge him to resign, he may give up his attempt to cling on to power.
To show international support for Yemeni demonstrators click here.