Arrests in the South
Gregory Johnsen, a former Fulbright Fellow in Yemen, is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Johnsen has written for a variety of publications on Yemen including, among others, Foreign Policy, The American Interest, The Independent, The Boston Globe, and The National. He is the co-founder of Waq al-Waq: Islam and Insurgency in Yemen Blog. In 2009, he was a member of the USAID's conflict assessment team for Yemen.
Thanks to the beauty of wireless internet (it is called WiFi, yes?) and Philadelphia, which has become one of my favorite cities over the past few months, I have a few minutes to check the reports from the south.
Al-Tagheer is reporting large demonstrations and a number of arrests. My apologies, but I don't have time for much more than a quick scan of a few articles, so a full analysis will have to wait for later. But from what I hear, Brian is planning something special for later today.
Al-Sahwa confirms the death in Aden that News Yemen reported on earlier and has some pictures from al-Dhala'. (The earlier pictures on the site were file photos.)