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President Saleh addresses crowds in Yemeni capital

Yemen's president has welcomed the Gulf Arab plan for a transition of power, in a speech to the largest demonstration by his supporters so far.

But Ali Abdullah Saleh made no commitment to accept the plan.

Hundreds of thousands rallied in his support in the capital, Sanaa, while similar numbers of opponents met nearby and in the southern city of Taiz.

The BBC's Lina Sinjab reports from Sanaa.

  • 22 Apr 2011
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