Friday, April 15, 2011

Eight Anti-Saleh Protesters Wounded in Taiz Province

By Fatik Al-Rodaini

Sana'a, Apr 15, 2011- At least eight protesters were wounded during clashes between anti-and pro government protesters in Yemen's southern province of Taiz.

Local media outlets reported that the clashes took place in wadi Al-Qaedhi when plain clothes government supporters attacked anti-Saleh protesters in their way to Al-Horea Square to participate in a rally against President Saleh.

Source said that more than a dozen protesters were injured by thrown rocks and daggers.

“I swear, we knew that they were going to attack us today,” said Mahmud al-Shaobi, 33, an activist at the Taiz demonstration who said that men dressed in civilian clothes attacked the protesters with rocks and jambiyas, a traditional Yemeni dagger. “But we, the sons of Taiz came to protest anyway,” he said. “And we will keep doing it until Ali Abdullah Saleh leaves.”

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