Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Protesters shot dead in southern Yemen

Uruknet.info, April 4, 2011

Source: AlJazeera.net

At least 15 anti-government protesters killed as troops – some stationed on rooftops – open fire on crowd.

Yemeni security forces have shot dead at least 15 anti-government demonstrators and wounded 30 in the city of Taiz, south of the capital Sanaa, medics said.

The violence began when thousands of protesters marched through Taiz toward Freedom Square, where demonstrators have been camped out.

As the march passed the governor’s headquarters, troops stationed there blocked the procession, and clashes broke out, with some protesters throwing stones, witnesses said.
Troops on nearby rooftops opened fire with live ammunition on the crowd and the marchers then turned to besiege the governor’s headquarters, said Bushra al-Maqtara, an opposition activist in Taiz, and other witnesses.

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