Thousands of Yemeni people held a sit-in before the residence of President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi on Thursday to demand immediate decisions sacking relatives of the former president who hold senior posts in the army and the security systems.
The youth-led sit-inners demanded to fire Ahmed Saleh, the elder son of Ali Abdullah Saleh and commander of the republican guard, and Yahya Saleh, a nephew of Saleh who holds the post of chief of staff at the central security forces.
The protesters also demanded immediate restructuring of the army on national bases, coinciding with reports Hadi has already received visions for army and security reforms.
The sit-in came amid a ten-day deadline given to Hadi to fire the relatives of the former president from the army and the security systems which was set by the organizational committee of the popular uprising.
Some of the protesters carried placards showing slangs to fire the remnants of the former regime, allegedly accused of inflaming insecurity and conflicts in Yemeni cities.
During the one-hour sit-in, slogans were changed and speeches were delivered in which protesters said participation in the dialogue before releasing the prisoners detained in connection with the uprising is a betray.
In its speech, the organizational committee warned of revolutionary options if the demands are not met.
The youth-led protesters have accepted to participate in the dialogue scheduled to be held in November.
They took to the streets to demand the departure of the former regime early last year and have refused to leave their street squares since a power-transfer deal was reached in November.