Ye­men raid kills six

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

YE­MENI se­cu­rity forces have killed six peo­ple and wounded hun­dreds in the sec­ond day of a harsh crack­down on antigov­ern­ment protests, wit­nesses say. One of the dead was a 15-year-old stu­dent. The as­sault with gun­fire and tear gas on Satur­day was the tough­est yet by the Ye­meni gov­ern­ment in a month of protests aimed at un­seat­ing Pres­i­dent Ali Ab­dul­lah Saleh, who has been in power for 32 years. The vi­o­lence be­gan with a raid in the cap­i­tal, Sanaa, where thou­sands of prodemoc­racy pro­test­ers had been camped out. Eye­wit­nesses said se­cu­rity troops sur­rounded the square with po­lice cars and ar­moured per­son­nel car­ri­ers shortly af­ter mid­night.

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