14 May '11, 5am

Chaos in Yemen as Government Forces Fire on Protesters (VIDEO)

Chaos in Yemen as Government Forces Fire on Protesters (VIDEO)

Three were killed and 18 wounded in anti-government protests staged on Friday in Yemen. Tens of thousands gathered in the capital of Sanaa and in other cities including Ibb and Taiz to demand that President Ali Abdullah Saleh "get out," says the BBC . The video below (with descriptions in Turkish) shows Friday's protests: In protests on Thursday, 18 were killed by security forces. The Guardian describes clashes between defected faction of Yemen's army and the republican guard: Violence broke out in the capital when a throng of 2,000 protesters tore away from the main sit-in area at Sana'a University and surged en masse towards the cabinet building in downtown Sana'a with shouts of "God is great" and "Allah rid us of this tyrant". As they neared their destination they were halted by republican guards who, after trying to disperse them with tear gas and water cannons, began ...

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