Thursday, April 21, 2011

Yemen: Three dead in another day of protests

At least three people were killed and 33 injured in demonstrations against the regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana'a and Taiz in southern Yemen, medical sources said. Two protesters were killed and 32 others were wounded by gunfire from armed groups Saleh supporters near the home of Vice President Abdo Rabo Mansour Hadi in Sana'a, medical sources stated hospital that monitors the political opposition against the University of the capital .

The shooting occurred during a march that led to the Presidential Palace in the south of the city, according to these sources. Witnesses also reported clashes between opponents and security forces, after the protesters began throwing stones at the officers, who stood between the protest participants and supporters of Saleh camped near the avenue through which advanced progress.

Witnesses said security forces used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters who torched a police car. In Taiz, 257 miles south of Sanaa, a demonstrator was killed and another wounded by police gunfire against an opposition protest. Sources of the Yemen International Hospital in Taiz noted that the deceased was identified as Abdullah al Zubeiri, 34, who died of a gunshot wound to the chest after being treated there.

Some witnesses alleged that police opened fire on protesters after the latter closed the main street of Taiz and burned tires just before the start of the march of thousands of people.

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