Yemeni gov't forces open fire to block protesters; 10 hurt

By REUTERS
April 25, 2011 11:47

SANAA - Yemeni security men opened fire on Monday to block thousands of protesters from marching into an industrial town to join a street rally seeking the ouster of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wounding 10, witnesses said.

"There were thousands in a march who came from outside Taiz, but the police and army and gunmen in civilian clothes confronted them, opening fire with bullets and tear gas," one witness said. "Ten people were wounded. They opened fire heavily from every direction."

Witnesses said 10 people were shot and wounded while scores more were overcome by tear gas.


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