Voice of Yemen : Counter rallies in Yemen, rebels vow more protests

September 6, 2014 2:19 PM

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Supporters of the Yemeni government and its opponents held huge rival rallies Friday in Sanaa, where tensions are escalating as Shiite rebels vow to intensify anti-government protests.

Tens of thousands of Zaidi Shiite rebels, also known as Houthis or Ansarullah, gathered with supporters for the weekly Friday prayers along the airport road, where they have been demonstrating for weeks.

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