Let them chew khat?
For the past three weeks, protests have rocked this impoverished Middle Eastern capital. Some were massive; others were tiny. But one thing has remained constant: They all ended before 2 p.m. That's when most Yemenis enter khat-chewing sessions in their homes or cars, or practically anywhere.Read it all.
"In Yemen, chewing khat is like drinking water," said Samir al-Sami, an aid worker observing the demonstration. "We can't live without it."
Khat pervades the culture. The family that chews together.
Traveling the roads of Yemen is quite an experience before 2pm. After 2pm they turn it up a notch.