Protesters loyal to the Houthi Shiite group are blocked by riot police near the Cabinet's headquarters as they demonstrate to demand for the resignation of the government in Sanaa September 1, 2014. (REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)
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Tens of thousands of Shiite rebel activists demonstrated in the Yemeni capital Monday heeding a call by their leader to press their campaign to oust the government in defiance of the UN.In a speech late Sunday, rebel leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi called on supporters who have been manning armed protest camps in the capital for the past week to continue their campaign to topple the national unity government, from which the rebels are excluded.The government's plans for a six-region federation to address the grievances of the regions have been rejected by both the Shiite rebels and southern separatists.
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