Six policemen injured in clashes in south Yemen protests

08:49, February 21, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Several people, including six policemen, were wounded in clashes between the police and anti- government protesters demanding the overthrowing of the 33-year regime in Yemen's southern city port of Aden on Sunday, local sources said.

The clashes took place in Khour Maksar district, where a provincial security official told Xinhua by phone that dozens of anti-government protesters armed with rifles shot dead a police officer when he in patrol earlier Sunday.

The Yemeni authorities on Sunday set up numerous police checkpoints in road intersections and stationed security forces in all streets of Aden, according to eyewitnesses.

Late on Saturday, a 14-year-old protester named Ahmed Zaki was killed by random gunshot when anti-riot police fired warning shots and tear gas to disperse hundreds of the demonstrators rallying at Al-Hashmi square in Shaikh Othman town in Aden, according to his family.

Escalating anti-regime protests expanded Sunday to rattle provinces of Al-Hodayda, Lahj and Ibb.

President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in power for 33 years, promised earlier this month he would not seek re-election or pass power to his son, vowing to achieve more political and economic reforms.

  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Focus On China
  • Shanghai World Expo 2010
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Zhao Xingyu's solo vocal concert held in Beijing
  • Restoration project launched in Baima Temple in China's Luoyang
  • Int'l lusheng festival kicks off in China's Guizhou
  • China stocks close up Monday despite RRR hike
  • Horse saves man at racecourse
  • 10 outstanding Chongqing youth to intern at White House
Hot Forum Dicussion