Yemen: security forces fire on women-led protests

Women protesters, many in full face veils, led protests against Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh on April 17, in an angry show of defiance after he tried to win support from Islamists by attacking the “mixing of sexes” at demonstrations. Security forces fired on protesters in the capital, Sana’a, wounding at least 30. The next day, at least 45 were injured as security forces again opened fire and hurled tear gas at protesters in Yemen’s Red Sea port al-Hudaydah. (VOA, April 18; The Telegraph, April 17)

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