Friday, February 18, 2011

Yemen, three dead in clashes, police fire on crowd

Clashes and protests continue in the Middle East and the Maghreb. Three anti-government demonstrators were killed Friday in rounds of gunfire in the city of Aden in southern Yemen. He reports to the effect that Al Jazeera, the wounded dozens. Tension even in Bahrain where the police opened fire on a crowd of protesters near the Piazza della Perla in Manama.

According to CNN, which sued the drivers of an ambulance, four protesters were killed. Other people were injured. "VIA THE ROYAL FAMILY" - in the country were held funerals of Shiites killed in police raid against the protests of Manama. The former deputy, Jalal Firouz, the Shiite movement that on Thursday resigned from parliament bloc, said at first the demonstrators commemorated the victims of recent days in another part of town, where riot police fired tear gas at them.

The crowd was then directed towards the Piazza della Perla, where the army opened fire. According to witnesses quoted by Agence France Presse, shots are being targeted by protesters near Salmaniya hospital in the capital, causing several injuries. Thousands of people have arrived in the town of Sitra to the cry of "process, the criminal gang." "A Massacre" shouted one of the top Shiite cleric open function of two vehicles with the bodies of Ali Mekki Mahmoub Khodair and wrapped in the flag.

As he celebrated the funeral protesters with banners screaming: "People want the fall of the regime. Remove the royal family. " Also in Libya LIBYA-living days of tension. In eastern Libya, particularly in the cities of Benghazi and al-Baydha, occurs for three days against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, while in the capital, Tripoli, there are demonstrations in his support.

This is the picture of the situation in Libya provided by Arabic television al-Jazeera. According to the issuer qatariota, new demonstrations against the regime were recorded in the eastern part of the country. In particular there would be an area of Benghazi regarded as the "Tahrir Square" in the city for three days and half of the demonstrators.

This is the square outside the headquarters of the local court, in a northern district. The issuer qatariota said that, according to unconfirmed reports, several policemen in Benghazi would have passed by the demonstrators, then pushing the regime to send the military to maintain order in the city, especially after it was attacked Thursday a Police Headquarters.

According to local medical sources, who demanded anonymity for not risking reprisals have killed at least 14 demonstrators in Benghazi in clashes with Libyan security forces. The same figure was proposed by Ramadan Brik, who lives in Libya's second city and directs the daily Quryna strong ties to the regime of Muammar Gaddafi.

Allegedly by pro-government journalist, however, today the situation is calm in Benghazi. The American humanitarian organization Human Rights Watch has previously mentioned a total of 24 deaths Libya, eight of them in the port of Cyrenaica.

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