More deaths reported during Yemeni protests

Published March 12th, 2011 - 11:25 GMT
Yemen protest
Yemen protest

Two demonstrators died and dozens more were injured as Yemeni police attacked an anti-government sit-in in the capital Sanaa at dawn on Saturday, AFP reported. Police fired live rounds and tear gas grenades as they moved in on the protesters, who have been camped out in University Square since February 21, organizers said.

They added that the clash lasted for hours as water cannons, rubber bullets, tear gas and live ammunition were used against them as well as snipers who were deployed at nearby roof-tops. 

 

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