Bus drivers hold sit-in [Archives:2005/819/Local News]

February 24 2005

Taiz Bureau
A large number of bus drivers who work on the route between the al-Kamat station in the heart of Taiz, and the Military Hospital staged a sit-in on Feb. 21.

The crowd gathered at the headquarters of Taiz Governorate in a protest against the blackmail that they are subjected to by traffic men almost everyday.

Drivers decided to gather at the headquarter of the governorate to demand their rights but many of them were caught by the police, who claimed that they intended to bring violence and chaos to Taiz.

The prominent figures of the demonstrators are still being detained by the authorities.