At least 15 killed in Yemen protests in Taiz

May 30, 2011 11:06

SANAA - At least 15 people were killed after forces loyal to Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire on protesters in the southern city of Taiz, a medical source said on Monday.

The death toll is almost certain to rise, the official said from a field hospital in the city, adding hundreds have been injured.

Police on Sunday night fired live ammunition and tear gas and used water cannon to disperse demonstrators outside a municipal building who were demanding the release of a fellow protester, witnesses said.

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