Saturday, May 14, 2011

At least 35 injured in rioting in the Yemeni city of Taiz

Taiz. .- At least 35 people were injured in the Yemeni city of Taiz, three of them in critical condition, a clash between police and opposition activists, medical sources told Efe. The sources said three of the victims were shot in the head and there is little hope that they can survive. The riots occurred when police tried to clear barricades set up by several opposition activists in this city, 257 kilometers southwest of the capital of Yemen, Sana'a.

The sources said the 35 wounded were injured by bullets, adding that security forces did not use riot gear, used in almost all political protests this country. In Taiz, as in other cities in Yemen, including the capital, demonstrations take place from late January, the heat of the riots in the Arab world.

In these protests, which intensified in mid-February, first calling for political reform and shortly after the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in power in Yemen since unification between north and south in 1990.

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