04 Apr '11, 4am

More than 400 Yemeni protesters were wounded as police tried to stop them from marching on the presidential palace

Police continued to fire as security forces pushed back demonstrators to a square where they have been holding a sit-in as part of nationwide protests demanding that President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SANAA - POLICE using live rounds and tear gas wounded more than 400 protesters who tried to march to a presidential palace in Yemen's Red Sea city of Hudaida early on Monday, doctors said. Protests inspired by uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia have brought President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 32-year rule to the verge of collapse. But the president called on Sunday for an end to the violence, signalling he has no intention of resigning soon. Residents told Reuters that demonstrators organised the 2am march in protest against a security crackdown on rallies in Taiz, south of the capital, that killed two and wounded hundreds on Sunday. A few thousand took part in ...

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