Protest Gets Heated As Yemen President Exits NYC Hotel

NEW YORK (AP) — A protest of the embattled president of Yemen outside the New York hotel where he’s staying got heated when demonstrators saw him leave the building.

The dozen protesters had been kept across the street from the Ritz-Carlton hotel Sunday afternoon. They had been waving flags and yelling in opposition to President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

He is visiting the United States for medical treatment.

Saleh exited the hotel and waved and smiled sardonically toward the protesters. One of them attempted to charge across the street, but was restrained by authorities.

Someone also threw a shoe in Saleh’s direction.

Saleh got into his car. His motorcade then left.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Linda Elsey

    What is this murdering terrorist doing in the Ritz-Carlton, thought he was only supposed to be here for medical treatment ? He should be chained to a bed in the Hospital, given treatment and immediately flown out of the United States. Did we, the American people get lied to yet again ???????????????????????????

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