At least four Yemenis, including a policeman, died and 13 others were hurt in two days of clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in southern Yemen, medics and witnesses said.
A policeman and a demonstrator died Sunday in clashes in the village of Labouss, in the southern province of Lahj, while another demonstrator was injured in similar confrontations in the neighbouring village of al-Eind, witnesses said, according to AFP.
Protesters chanted slogans against the government and carried posters of Ali Nasser Mohammed, the former president of South Yemen, which was united with North Yemen 19 years ago.
Earlier on Sunday, one Yemeni protestor died and five others were injured in clashes when police used firearms to break up a demonstration in Ad Dali', north of the southern port of Aden, capital of former South Yemen. According to eyewitnesses, police exchanged fire with demonstrators who carried banners with anti-government slogans. Violence broke out again at the hospital as police tried to detain a wounded demonstrator, resulting in injuries to a policeman and a demonstrator, witnesses said.
On Saturday, one protester was killed and five others wounded as demonstrators clashed with police in the village of Ashehir, in the southeastern region of Hadramut, witnesses said.