26 Feb '11, 6am

Four killed and 40 wounded in Yemen mass protests: SANAA: The death toll from a police raid on an anti-governmen...

SANAA: The death toll from a police raid on an anti-government demonstration in the main southern Yemeni city of Aden rose to four on Saturday with 40 others wounded, medics told AFP. Clashes between police and demonstrators on Friday begun as vast crowds took to the streets across Yemen after weekly Muslim prayers, staging mass protests to demand that veteran President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down. The conflict continued into the night in the restive south. The port of Aden, the main city in south Yemen, saw the worst of the violence, with thousands of protesters confronting security forces who used live ammunition to disperse them, the hospital source said. Witnesses said the security forces opened fire at a sit-in of protesters gathered in front of a hotel on the main street in the Maalla district to demand the departure of Saleh, who has been in power for 32 years. In ...

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