Saturday, April 9, 2011

At least 14 protesters shot in Yemen

April 10, 2011


Police fired volleys of live rounds at demonstrators in Taez on Saturday, in what local residents said was some of the worst violence since anti-regime protests broke out in Yemen in January.

At least 14 people were shot and wounded, three of them seriously, while at least 300 others needed treatment for tear-gas inhalation, medics said.

Witnesses said security forces attacked the anti-regime protesters who were gathered near the government offices of the flashpoint city, south of Sana'a.

The latest violence came after four protesters were shot dead and more than 100 others wounded in Taez during clashes on Friday that carried on overnight into Saturday.

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