Saleh vows to defend Yemenis

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SANAA – Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed to defend his people on Friday as he hailed a massive show of support on the streets of Sanaa, in a brief address to crowds outside his palace.
“I pledge… to sacrifice myself for the people, with my blood and with everything I hold dear,” Saleh said, thanking his supporters inside and outside Yemen in the face of two months of escalating protests calling for his ouster.