The president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, agreed Saturday to relinquish power in a few weeks in exchange for immunity from the courts, but opponents of the regime will go ahead with their protests until the head of state leaves office.
They fear a maneuver of Saleh
Opponents, who have taken to the streets in groups of tens of thousands to demand a change after 33 years with the same agent, fear that the notice of resignation is a move by Saleh himself and party power-sharing government.
The handover plan was drafted by the Gulf Cooperation Council and supported by the coalition known as the Joint Meeting Parties.
Ibrahim al Baadani, an opposition activist in the city of Ibb, he was "surprised " when he learned that the formal opposition accepted the principle of immunity for Saleh: "We will continue peaceful protests until the president is gone "