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Yemenis From Brooklyn Protest President’s Visit

A protest against embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh outside a luxury hotel in Manhattan got heated Sunday when demonstrators, many of them from Brooklyn, saw him leave the building, with one charging toward him and another throwing a shoe.

“Everybody is living in fear of this guy at home, but here, he’s getting good treatment!” said Yemeni immigrant Nasser Almroot, a Brooklyn grocer.

The dozen angry protesters were kept behind police barricades across the street from the Ritz-Carlton hotel, which was teeming with security guards, both inside and on the sidewalk where Saleh passed.

February 8, 2012 - 2:15pm


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