SANAA - Snipers firing from rooftops killed a Yemeni anti-government
demonstrator on Tuesday in a city that has seen some of the largest
protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, witnesses and a medical
"A group of youth were rallying on the outskirts of the protest square,
but then a sniper opened fire on them, killing Mazen Abdullah and
wounding 10 others," said Bushra al-Maktari, a spokeswoman for the
protest movement in Taiz, south of Sanaa.
Eight more protesters were also shot and wounded in the town of Beit
al-Faqih in the Red Sea province of Hudaida when riot police opened fire
after demonstrators began shouting anti-Saleh slogans, residents said.