Protestors vow to continue their ‘peaceful struggle’
The demonstration came after months of deteriorating activities in Sana’a’s Change Square.
“Today, the revolutionaries will convey a message that ousted President Saleh must be prosecuted, and his relatives must be forced from power,” Ahmed Abdul-Moghni, one of the participants in the demonstration, said.
Redhwan Masood, a prominent leader of last years political activism, said revolutionaries will escalate their activities and continue with their struggle to achieve their political aims.
“We will achieve the aims of our revolution, and we’re determined to bring Saleh to trial,” he said, while marching in the mass rally. “There is no doubt that the revolution will go on.”
Masood said the activists would maintain peaceful means to attain their dreams.
“The peaceful struggle is our only way to succeed in uprooting Saleh’s remaining regime.”
However, some independent revolutionaries refuse the idea of staying in the change square, calling for nonstop marches.
After the recent presidential election, which took place Feb. 22, Sana’a’s Change Square is perceived to have lost momentum, and many protestors have folded their tents and left the square.
“If we keep staying in Change Square, the momentum of the revolution will never come back,” Ali Abu Lohoom, an independent media activist, said.
Abu Lohoom used to participate in all the demonstrations at the beginning of the uprising, but he hasn’t taken action in the recent demonstrations because, he said, he lost hope in the possibility of returning the momentum of the revolution.
“If we decide to escalate our action, we should keep staging massive demonstrations, crossing restricted areas and trying to march into Saleh’s house to put pressure on him to leave the country,” he said.
For his part, Fahd Abdu Saeed, an independent protestor, said he seeks a new revolution without opportunists who want to take advantage of the revolution and gain power.
“From now, we will start a real revolution,” Saeed said confidently. “Our upcoming escalation will dismay the remaining of the corrupt regime.”