Yemen: New shots of an anti-Saleh, 2 dead - AFP

Yemen: New shots of an anti-Saleh, 2 dead - AFP

Sanaa : Yemen | Oct 18, 2011 at 2:36 AM PDT
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Laura Kasinof Reports on Yemen Protests and Possible Resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh

Two people were killed and dozens injured Tuesday in Sana'a during fire on a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Saleh,

Soldiers loyal to Mr. Saleh and armed civilians opened fire on thousands of young people who approached government buildings in the district of Al-Qaa.

The protesters were gone from the Place du Change, the epicenter of the protest, located in an area held by the dissident troops of the army, to go into neighborhoods controlled by the pro-Saleh.

The AFP photographer saw two dead and dozens wounded by gunfire and young people poisoned by tear gas, transported to the field hospital, located on the Place of the change.

Saturday and Sunday, Mr. Saleh's forces had opened fire on protesters demanding his resignation, killing at least 18 dead.

The Yemeni Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Prize for Peace, on Tuesday urged the UN to intervene immediately to stop "the massacre of peaceful demonstrators."

lalag is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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