(Mosaic Video Alert: March 16, 2011) The BBC reports on violent clashes between anti-government protestors and security forces in the western Yemeni city of Hodeidah. Forces tried to disperse the crowd by using live ammunition, rubber bullets, and tear gas. Demonstrations and rallies are also being held in a number of the country's provinces such as Sana'a, Aden, and Ta'iz to demand that Ali Abdullah Saleh step down. Reports from the eastern provinces of al-Jawf and Ma'rib indicate that the ruling party is planning to organize its supporters to carry out similar protests in several provinces. This will be done in an attempt to counter the regime's opponents and show support for Saleh's decision to stay in power until the end of his mandate in 2013.