Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Saleh returns to kill teachers in Taiz protests

Cairo / Taiz. - Security forces killed today in southern Yemen three people, including two teachers, during a protest outside a building of the Ministry of Education, a witness said. The police opened fire on protesters in the densely populated city of Taiz, also leaving 45 injured, one critically, said a hospital source told dpa.

The officers used live ammunition and tear gas against its citizens, according to the witness, who asked that his name not be cited. On Sunday two teachers were killed by security forces in Taiz in a similar event in which participants demanded full payment of their salaries. The salaries they were cut for participating in protests.

Tens of thousands of people asking for weeks in Yemen for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, after 32 years in power.

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