Journalists at Yemen state paper back protesters
ADEN - Journalists at the 14 October state-run newspaper in the main southern city of Aden have joined anti-regime protesters and decided to cease publishing the paper, one of them said on Tuesday.
The decision was taken to "protest against instructions from the Ministry of Information" determining the newspaper's editorial line, one journalist said.
He added that Ahmed Hobayshi, the head of the publishing company that prints the paper, decided to stop printing and distribution operations as a sign of solidarity with the journalists.
Meanwhile, witnesses said that masked "extremists" had at dawn on Tuesday ransacked three clubs in Aden that serve alcohol.
Aden was the capital of formerly independent south Yemen prior to its unification with the north in 1990, and is much more liberal than the Yemeni capital Sanaa.