Protesters took to the streets in Yemen Thursday (February 17th) calling for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wire services reported.
At least a dozen people were wounded during clashes in Sanaa Thursday when protesters, mostly students, left Sanaa University to march to Tahrir Square. The demonstrators were attacked by supporters of the Saleh regime with batons and stones. About 50 demonstrators were arrested, according to the BBC.
Protests and clashes were reported in other towns across Yemen, including Aden in the south where two demonstrators died Wednesday, according to the Wall Street Journal.
President Saleh chaired a meeting of senior army officials Wednesday night to discuss the situation. The opposition agreed earlier this week to resume talks on forming a unity government.