Thursday, March 17, 2011
Yemeni security forces have shot and killed five schoolgirls in the country's southwest as protesters continue their bid to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The incident occurred on Wednesday in Taiz, 200 km (125 miles) south of capital Sana'a. Several female students were also injured when Saleh loyalists pelted them with stones to prevent them from joining anti-government rallies, a Press TV correspondent reported.
Earlier in the day, Yemeni forces killed an anti-government protester and injured 200 others in the Red Sea city of al-Hudaydah where pro-government forces resorted to live and rubber bullets, tear gas, clubs and daggers to disperse protests, medics said.'
Posted by DotConnector at 08:19