May 9 - Protests continue in Yemen even after security forces kill three people when demonstrators were blockading a government building. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Security ahead of protests in Yemen. Demonstrators are searched on the way to a protest site in Sanaa. Their message is the same. They are calling for an end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh's rule as he continues to cling to power. They are also awaiting word on whether the Gulf Arab states will revive a deal to edge Saleh out of power within a month. SOUNDBITE: Protester Jamil Hassan, saying (Arabic): "This is brutal regime that attacks and kills the protesters, we ask the Gulf Cooperation Council, America and Europe to stand against such regime and to ask him (Saleh) to be ousted without conditions." Earlier on Monday, Yemeni forces fired at protesters blockading a government building, killing one shopkeeper and two protesters But the demonstrations go on. The US and neighboring Saudi Arabia want the standoff resolved to avert chaos that could enable al Qaeda to operate more freely. Neither has been successful so far. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters