July 10 - Yemen's youthful protesters consider the nation's future in the absence of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
No let up in demonstrations in Yemen. As protesters dance in the streets of Sanaa the Yemeni government says militants are taking advantage of a security vacuum ----stepping up operations in the south as President Saleh convalesces in Saudi Arabia. Demonstrators say Saleh's poor health is another reason he is unfit for office. SOUNDBITE: Protester Khawthar Al-Matary, saying (Arabic): "All of our efforts will not be for nothing. We are the revolutionary men and women sitting in the square and we will remain steadfast until the regime is removed from it very roots. Ali Abdullah Saleh will never rule us - we did not want him to rule us when he was still in good health, so how will he rule us in his current condition?" Protesters continue to call for the end of the regime As Saleh recovers from a June 3 attack on his presidential compound he is still hanging on to power, despite international pressure and six months of protests against his 33-year rule. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters