Institutional protests lead to one death
Aden, Jan 4- The director of state-run Central Organization for Control and Auditing dismissed on Wednesday the chairman of Aden’s branch after his armed men shot an employee down.
The employee was among protestors from the institution, who demanded the resignation of the director on Monday Jan. 2, 2012 and were dispersed violently in the same day.
The protesters regrouped on Wednesday along with relatives of the killed employee demanding arrest and prosecution of the culprits.
Similar protests at other government institutions took place in Aden on Tuesday demanding the removal of “corruption official”. The protests included five governmental facilities. The protests against managers in Aden included the post office, statistics office, Aden University, Tareq Military camp, the marine base and water and sanitation administration.
Employees at the Fishery Wealth Office have renewed on Tuesday morning their sit-in demanding the resignation of the office director.
On the same day hundreds of cleaners participated in march that went from Dar Saad district to the governor’s office in Mualla demanding the dismissal of the municipality manager and permanent contracts for the workers.
They threatened to escalate their protests until their demands are met.
Moreover, medical teachers and students at Ameen Nasher Health Sciences Institute also protested on Tuesday in front of the governor’s office demanding the Health Ministry to investigate the deterioration of their facility and hold those responsible accountable.
This came after the principal of the institute was dismissed from office by the ministry of health last month.
They also demanded an investigation on the assaults on Dec. 31, 2011 by policemen against students and employees at the institute brought by the deputy principal to disperse the protest.
Similarly, hundreds of employees at the state-owned TV channel in Aden protested in their premises demanding the removal of “corruption manager” at the channel.
The Journalists at the Aden TV channel accused the state-own media outlets including their own of “contributing in falsifying facts and covering crimes committed by the regime against the Yemeni people.”
They demanded the prosecution of all managers at Aden channel and radio who covered up the nationwide deaths of protesters took to streets demanding the fall of Saleh’s regime.