Yemen: police fire on protesters, one dead

A Yemeni protester died of gunshot wounds March 9 after being hit when police opened fire overnight on anti-regime demonstrators outside Sanaa University. Three other demonstrators were also wounded by gunfire, while some 60 others were lightly hurt due to being beaten by police batons or inhaling tear gas, officials said, who also charged that 12 policemen were injured by rocks hurled by demonstrators. Police had intervened to prevent protesters from erecting tents in a street close to the University Square, where demonstrators have been camping since Feb. 21 in a protest demanding the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled in power. (Middle East Online, March 9)

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