Yemeni security forces Wednesday killed six demonstrators in the capital Sana'a and other cities where protests continue against the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, clinging to power.
In Sanaa, military and regime supporters in civilian clothes opened fire on the crowd as he was about 200 meters from the presidency of the government, told AFP one of the organizers, Taufik Al Himyari.
One protester was killed 'by a bullet in the chest near the heart, "she told AFP a medical source deployed field hospital near Exchange Square, the main meeting place for demonstrators opposed to the regime in Sana'a.
A second protester was killed late on Wednesday in the capital.
At least 40 protesters were wounded, medical sources added.
"There were dozens of injuries," said a witness.
Another witness stated that 'some snipers participated in the attack on the demonstrators. "
On the other hand, an opposition activist was killed in Dhamar, 100 kilometers south of the capital when security forces tried to disperse a demonstration, and another died in Hodeidah (west) on the Red Sea, under similar conditions.
In the morning, two protesters had been killed by gunfire in Taez, 250 km south of Sana'a, which has become a focus of protests against Saleh, in power since 1978.
Security forces fired live bullets to disperse protesters from Sunday evening to hold a sit on the main avenue of the city.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Taez after the death of the first demonstrator and marched to several government buildings in the city, witnesses said.
They have included offices, the headquarters of the Yemeni Oil Company, which closed with padlocks.
The repression of the protest movement against the Yemeni regime has killed more than 160 people since late January throughout the country, according to a calculation made by the AFP from different sources.
Protesters and security forces also clashed in several cities of Yemen.
At the diplomatic level, the leaders of the monarchies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) meeting on Tuesday evening in Riyadh, urged the Yemeni President to sign the emergency exit plan.
Under the plan, the opposition formed government, and President Saleh's resignation a month later, in exchange for immunity. It also envisages the holding of a presidential election within 60 days.
The plan, accepted by the opposition and the Yemeni regime, but that President Saleh is refusing to sign, is' the best and only way out of the crisis and Yemen to avoid more uncertainty and political divisions, "according to Secretary General GCC, Abdellatif Zayani.