2003 March

Don’t expect Arab uprising soon

2012-10-30T02:28:30-04:00March 22nd, 2003|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

"We're going to err on the side of caution and stay in the house for a few days," is what I told a friend during a phone chat yesterday morning. Our self-imposed house arrest would mean Jean and I would miss a friend's birthday party and a weekly gathering of friends. Not much of a sacrifice, considering a few hours later four Yemeni protesters, including an 11-year-old boy, lay dead on the streets of this capital city. They were killed by Yemeni police guarding the American embassy.