Thursday, February 17, 2011

Two protesters die in clashes in Yemen

Police opened fire on protesters during clashes in a southern Yemeni port, killing two people, in the first known deaths in six days of Egypt-style demonstrations across the country's biggest cities, demanding the ouster of the president, a key US ally in battling al-Qaeda.

Around 2000 police flooded the streets of the capital, Sanaa, on Wednesday in an attempt to halt the protests.

Firing in the air, police locked the gates of Sanaa University with chains to prevent thousands of protesting students inside from marching out join crowds demonstrating elsewhere in the city, witnesses said.


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