The panel in charge of liaison with and bringing the youth-led protesters to dialogue on Sunday failed to make a success an initial meeting with representatives of the protesters in the capital Sanaa, a day before a main event is held within the preparations for a comprehensive national dialogue.
The ministerial panel, led by Human Rights Minister Houria Mashour, and the team of the dialogue liaison committee in charge with coordinating with the panel to convince the protesters to participate in the dialogue were scheduled to start their job through a main meeting on June 18.
Pro- revolution and pro-former regime youths clashed inside the cultural center triggering interruption of the meeting attended by prime minister, Basindwa, a number of ministers and the EU ambassador to Sanaa Cervone.
First, some young attendants interrupted the speech of Mashour, forcing her to leave the stage. Later, other youths interrupted an activist, who criticized the former regime and urged to prosecute who were involved in killing protesters last year. They forced the activist to leave the stage triggering pro-revolution youths to intervene and clash with them.
Chaos erupted inside the meeting hall and Basindwa could not return the situation to normal. Basindwa and the guests had to leave the meeting.
Shortly before the meeting began, youths of the protesters inside the change square outside Sanaa University rioted at the center's gate after they were prevented from coming in on the grounds they were not invited.
Earlier this year, Mashour visited the change square as a prelude for the committee to start its job, but clashes erupted forcing her to leave the square.
The dialogue liaison committee, however, has succeeded in convincing some political groups to participate in the dialogue, expected to be held in few months to come under a West-backed power transfer deal reached after months of unrest in late 2011.
The Shiite Houthi Group, some wings of the Southern Movement and spokesmen for the youth-led protesters in Sanaa earlier agreed to participate in the dialogue without conditions.