Saturday, February 26, 2011

Four killed during protests in Aden

Protest in Aden
Four people died in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, after being shot during anti-government protests on Friday. At leadst 40 people were wounded.
All in all 16 people have now been killed in Aden since daily protests against th 32 year rule of president Ali Abdallah Saleh started on 27 January. Four more were killed in Sana'a and one in Taiz.  Unrest has been especially intense in the once-independent south, where many people resent rule from the north. Loyalists and opponents of the 68-year-old leader held rival demonstrations in the capital Sanaa after Friday prayers.
Anti-Saleh protesters shouted slogans which have echoed around the Arab world since the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia: "The people demand the downfall of the regime." Saleh supporters chanted slogans in suppport of the president.

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