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YEMEN: Opposition official says 'time for change has come'

February 11, 2011 |  1:25 pm


Following the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Friday, a spokesman for the opposition  in Yemen called for similar change there.

"Mubarak's fall proves that oppression and use of force can not add life to the current regimes," said Mohammed Al-Qubati, a spokesman for Yemen's largest opposition coalition, the Joint Meeting Parties, on CNN. The "time for change has come." 

"What happened in Egypt is the biggest peaceful revolution in recent history, and the map of the Arab nations will change as a result of the revolution," he said.


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—  Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: Tareq Fadhli (center), a former jihad leader, shouts slogans during a "day of rage" protest in the southern Yemeni city of Abyan on Friday. Protesters called for the secession of southern Yemen, before police moved in to disperse them, witnesses said. Credit: Agence France Presse/Getty Images