(Follow live updates from journalists and others on the ground here, and a gallery of photos from the marches here.)

Crowds protested across Yemen on Friday as President Ali Abdullah Saleh unexpectedly returned home, calling for a truce and new negotiations.


Anti-government protesters attend a rally demanding the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa after his return today. (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS)

When news broke of Saleh’s return in the early morning, heavy fighting began in several areas of Sanaa, the capital, and crowds gathered in change squares across the country in protest. Supporters of Saleh also came out, but in much smaller numbers.

Below, watch a video of what some are calling Yemen’s “million man march” today:

Follow live updates from journalists and others on the ground, below:

A photo of Saleh’s injuries:


Saleh is seen during a meeting in Riyadh in July 2011. (HO/REUTERS)

More photos from the protests:


Anti-government protesters attend a rally demanding Saleh’s ouster. (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS)