Yemeni security forces killed two protesters and wounding dozens more, when protesters demanded the overthrow of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, crippled two major cities on Wednesday (11/05/2011), reported residents and doctors.
The snipers shot dead two protesters in Taiz during the riots entered the third day, that crippled major industrial city of Yemen. "Dozens of people injured by shot, tear gas and beaten by plainclothes agents using batons," said the doctor in Taiz.
The protesters retaliated by burning a police station. Saudi Arabia and the United States worried about rising violence that could push Yemen, which has been hit by civil and separatist conflicts and chaos, can be used in the Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda to operate more freely.
Security forces in Taiz trying to disperse a protest that blocked the ministry of education in the region, about 200 km south of the capital Sanaa.
But the demonstrators even expand their blockade to close the public service branch of Taiz and petroleum ministries. Residents said the town has a population of 540,000 people was effectively paralyzed.
"The shops are closed and streets empty of pedestrians, the protesters are just around the areas in which they were dealing with the security forces," said Wadji Abdullah, a resident of the city.
The protesters also cause life in the city of Ibb, paralyzed. "Almost all the shops closed at Ibb city except a few shops that sell food needs. No one goes to work - this has never happened before in this town," said resident Ali Noaman.
Arabian Peninsula country was hit by protests every day for three months. The protesters upset with Saleh, who did not want to let go of power that has lasted for 33 years. Saleh kept trying to find a way to stay in power. Many are calling for a general strike was carried out every day.
Yemen faces a crisis of fuel oil while the tribe continued to blockade the Maarib province, the main source of oil and gas. One source said the government lost revenues of around three million dollars per day, due to hampered exports.
Residents in the more remote areas are also experiencing a lack of clean water because of the trucks stopped transporting water due to the difficulty of fuel oil.