Alsahwah.net - Forces of the Republican
Guard blocked on Sunday a main road linking between Sana'a and Hodeidah in
Manakha and Al-Haima districts, about 80 kilometers in the south of Sana'a.
Passengers told Alsahwa.net
that three checkpoints were installed on the road and they were not allowed to
They said that troops of
the Republican Guard headed by a son of the former President Ali Abdullah Saleh
told them they blocked the road in protest at attempts of reconstruction of the
They further said that
the troops allowed some vehicles to cross in return for some money, pointing out
that some vehicles were subjected to plundering and robbery.
A lawmaker, Rabeesh
Al-Alaee, said that the blockade of the road was to prevent some Yemenis from
going to Sana'a to mark Al-Karama Friday(Dignity Friday) on which forces loyal
to Saleh killed and wounded hundreds of peaceful protesters.
He further said that
Saleh tries to provoke turbulences across the state, pointing out that his
supporters attack power lines and oil pipelines.