Yemen protester dies after police attack , hospital says

March 9, 2011 07:16

SANAA - A protester has died of his wounds a day after Yemeni police fired on crowds demanding the removal of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a hospital official said on Wednesday.

Doctors said 80 people were injured in the shooting, with four in a critical condition.

Policemen and security agents in civilian clothes opened fire on Tuesday as they tried to prevent people from joining thousands of demonstrators who have camped out for weeks in front of Sanaa University, witnesses told Reuters.

The state news agency Saba blamed the shooting on gunmen linked to a tribal leader and said three demonstrators and three policemen were injured. Police were searching for the gunmen to bring them to justice, it said.

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