Sunday, March 13, 2011

Protesters Burn Police Station in Aden

Aden, Mar 13, 2011- Antigovernment protesters burned on Sunday a police station in Yemen’s business capital Aden in what appeared to be retaliation for the deadly crackdown on the protests demanding the ouster of the regime.
Media outlets said their correspondents in the city saw the protesters breaking into the police station in Dar Saad district with arms and then burning it. They also set fire to police cars at the station, the outlets added.
The death toll from the attack on the protests in the district on Saturday rose today to four people and the incident triggered the resignation of four of the local council members there.
The local officials said their resignations were tendered in protest against the crackdown against the anti-government protests in which some were killed and more than a dozen injured.
In Sana’a where scores were injured today when the security forces continued to fire live ammunition and nerve gas at the sit-inners outside Sana’a University, a military source denied the forces had attacked the protesters.
Yemen News Agency Saba cited the source as saying that allegations that the security forces attack the sit-inners have become easy gossip repeated by media, and especially those owned by the opposition parties.
The reports that the security forces attack the protesters remain untrue because any forces deployed to the university go there to preserve the public security and prevent violence, the source said.
Source: Yemen Post

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