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Civil Resistance in the Arab SpringTriumphs and Disasters$
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Adam Roberts, Michael J. Willis, Rory McCarthy, and Timothy Garton Ash

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198749028

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749028.001.0001

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The Change Squares of Yemen

The Change Squares of Yemen

Civil Resistance in an Unlikely Context

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Civil Resistance in the Arab Spring

Helen Lackner

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the roots and course of non-violent political action in Yemen from the mid-twentieth century to the 2011 uprisings and beyond. As the overwhelming majority of Yemenis are armed and firefights are daily occurrences, there was widespread fear that a peaceful movement would be impossible. However, peaceful resistance started way back in Yemen’s history. The 2011 movement had its immediate roots in 2007, when southern military personnel, forcibly retired after 1994, started to demonstrate peacefully for the restoration of their rights, despite the regime responding to their demonstrations with the force of arms. The chapter focuses on the evolution of the civil resistance movement from 2011 onwards, the resignation of President Saleh, the National Dialogue Conference of 2013–14, and events since then, in a situation characterized by violence from the authorities as well as fundamentalist militias.

Keywords:   Yemen, civil resistance, trades unions, NGO, Change Squares, peaceful, demonstration, National Dialogue Conference, women, uprising

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