Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dozens injured in clashes between opponents and loyal to the Yemeni regime

Dozens of protesters and faithful to the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, were injured Wednesday in clashes in the coastal city of Al Hadida, west of the country. The incidents occurred when police and supporters of Saleh prevented some opponents go to a place where they celebrated a festival organized by the opposition demanding the resignation of the president's power, explained the witness.

The police fired shots and tear gas to disperse the protesters, of whom about 120 were symptoms of suffocation. Others gathered injured after being beaten with sticks and stones, witnesses said. Since last January 27, Yemen has witnessed sporadic protests against the regime of Saleh, but the demonstrations have gained intensity since mid-February.

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