Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooded towns and cities across
President Ali Abdullah Saleh had commented that women should not be on protests as it is against Islamic custom.
In response, thousands of women joined marches alongside men, chanting slogans against the government.
Women have played a significant role in
The revolutions in
The Gulf Cooperation Council now argues for a transition of power. It is made up of representatives from governments across the region, and dominated by
It wants Saleh to go, but for the current regime to keep power.
But the revitalised protests show the revolutionary movement is still deepening.
Up to a million people protested in
Anger at corruption and lack of democracy in the country continue to boil onto the streets.
The state has savagely put down demonstrations.
Security forces killed 30 people in
So far the repression has failed to stop people coming out onto the streets.
Under pressure from the protests, Assad announced the intention to lift the country’s 48 years of emergency law. This is yet to happen, however.
The extent of the government’s crackdown both in
As Socialist Worker revealed, tens of Bahraini students studying in
The regime has instructed at least one student to return to the country since having their scholarship cut. Even the foreign office has been forced to call on the Bahraini government to allow people to protest freely.