Thousands of people protest in Yemen's capital against president and powerful Shiite rebels

January 10, 2015 12:45 PM

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SANAA, Yemen – Thousands of people have demonstrated in Yemen's capital to demand both the ouster of Shiite Houthi rebels who control the city as well as the country's beleaguered president.

The demonstrations Saturday were the first of their kind demanding President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi step down since he took over the presidency after a popular revolt toppled his predecessor, Ali Abdullah Saleh, in 2011.

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