Huge rival protests in Yemen capital amid UN warning

Supporters of Shiite Zaidi rebels chant slogans during a demonstration calling for the government to resign on August 29, 2014, in the capital SanaaTens of thousands of supporters of Yemen’s Shiite rebels rallied Friday in Sanaa to press for the government to step down, as a large number of its backers held a counter-demonstration. The UN Security Council called on the rebels to end their armed uprising and warned of sanctions. They massed on a road leading to Sanaa airport after the weekly Muslim prayers. At the same time, tens of thousands of government supporters rallied in southern Sanaa, calling for unity and solidarity with the cabinet.

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