In the beginning of Yemen’s 2011 uprising, Ibrahim answered these questions via email from journalist Tom Finn
Thanks for your email and I apologize for my late reply. I spent the night in the square yesterday and I didn’t access internet for the last 40 hours. The answers to your questions is below.
My daily routine profoundly changed since the uprising started and I am spend hours everyday in the change square. The cultural diversity there is outstanding I enjoy participating in the different events and activities that take place there everyday. As non qat chewer I was struggling to fill my leisure time but currently the change square is providing me with ndless options to maintain a rich and fruitful time
Well, what happened in Yemen was a spontaneous reaction ignited by the events in Tunisia and Egypt but also based on years of rights demands and civil society activities. Best practices and lessons are learned from Egypt but the Yemeni uprising have its own local features that greatly distinguishes it from other regional contexts and create its uniqueness
The demands are simply based on basic human rights giving every person the right of equality, freedom and justice.
Are you worried that this could get hijacked by other groups inside the country?
In one sentence some up your strategy?
Spreading mass awareness, providing a clear vision and maintaining a continuous effort.
As protesters how do you organize yourselves?
Tell the readers something they didn’t know about Yemen’s protesters.