Over 50 dead in south Yemen clashes
Yemeni government forces opened fire on protesters in the southern city of Taez late Sunday, killing over 50 people and injuring 150, hospital sources said. According to Reuters, police fired live ammunition, tear gas and used water cannons to disperse demonstrators protesting outside a municipal building to demand the release of a fellow protester who was detained on Saturday.
The confrontations took place near Freedom Square where thousands of anti-regime protesters have been camping since January to demand the president's ouster.
In the capital Sanaa, seven blasts were heard on Sunday night in the district of Hasaba, where firefights last week between government forces and a rival tribe left 115 people dead, locals said.