Sana, May 12: At least 19 people were killed and hundreds of others injured when Yemeni security forces opened fire to disperse the protesters in Yemen’s capital city and provinces Wednesday, Xinhua reported.
In Sana’a, security forces stormed a camping square of tens of thousands of anti-government protesters Wednesday evening. They left at least 14 protesters as killed, 236 others wounded by gunshots, another 241 injured by batons and stones as well as 735 suffered from suffocation due to tear gas, Xinhua quoted a doctor at the field hospital as saying.
Earlier in the day, a protester was killed in Sana’a when he marched to the presidential palace along with other demonstrators.
Clashes between security forces and tens of thousands of anti- government protesters in Yemen’s western Red Sea province of Al- Hodayda Wednesday evening killed at least one protester, injuring dozens others, said doctors and witnesses.
In the southern province of Taiz, 200 km south of Sana’a, police Wednesday morning killed at least three protesters and injured dozens others after the latter set a police station on fire and seized several government buildings, said witnesses.
Also Wednesday, a march by tens of thousands of protesters in the southern province of Ibb, 150 km south of Sana’a, took control of the provincial building after they clashed with police forces, witnesses said.
Tens of protesters and policemen were injured demanding the immediate ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh , the witnesses added.