Yemen Tribesmen Protect Anti-Government Protesters
by: Kelly McEvers, NPR, August 10, 2011 5:08:00 am
The Yemeni city of Taiz was the first to see mass sit-ins by protesters opposed to the country's president. Since security forces shot and killed dozens of protesters in May, tribesmen have been protecting demonstrators. The tribesmen have regularly clashed with soldiers. It's a formula that's being repeated across Yemen, and one that many believe could push the country into civil war.