SANAA, March 13 (Xinhua) — Five protesters died and 105 others were
injured Sunday in clashes with the police in Yemen, eyewitnesses and
official sources said.
Thousands of demonstrators demanding the immediate end of the 33-year
rule of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh stormed and burned the
police station of Dar Saad district in Aden Sunday, in protests against
“the use of force by police against Saturday’s overnight peaceful
demonstrators,” eyewitnesses said.
Five protesters got wounded in Aden, according to police sources.
In the capital Sanaa, about 100 protesters were wounded Sunday by
tear gas and shots of live ammunition in clashes with the riot police
outside Sanaa University, Nadia Mohamed, a resident near the scene, told
Ten of the injured were in critical condition, she said, adding that
armored vehicles of security forces were deployed in front of the
protest sit-ins in al-Kuwait Street, where around 100,000 demonstrators
have been camping out for around three weeks.
An official of the Interior Ministry who requested anonymity told
Xinhua that 140 riot policemen have been hospitalized due to injuries by
stones from protesters outside Sanaa University since Saturday.
Ali al-Fakih, a senior protest organizer, told Xinhua Sunday evening
that small skirmishes were go… >>>