Friday prayer demonstration
Despite disappointed hopes, thousands of people, both men and women, still regularly attend a Friday prayers demonstration calling for reform in front of the presidential palace. At its height last year, over a hundred thousand people from every corner of the political spectrum would pray together in a display of unity against the regime. Its continuation is a sign of resilience in the face of stagnation and deadlock. © Kit Weaver
Friday prayer demonstration
Kit Weaver
Last updated: September 4, 2012

Friday prayer demonstration in Yemen

Despite disappointed hopes, thousands of people, both men and women, still regularly attend a Friday prayers demonstration calling for reform in front of the presidential palace in Sana'a, the Yemeni capital.

At its height last year, over a hundred thousand people from every corner of the political spectrum would pray together in a display of unity against the regime. Its continuation is a sign of resilience in the face of stagnation and deadlock.

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