Security forces fire on protesters in Yemen
October 15th, 2011
05:35 AM ET

Security forces fire on protesters in Yemen

Yemeni security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters Saturday, killing 10 and wounding 38 others, a medic said.

Mohammed Al-Qubati, who was at the scene of the protests in Sanaa's Change Square, said forces opened fire to disperse demonstrators who planned to march to the city center from the square.

Demonstrators have taken to the streets regularly to call for an end to the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

On Wednesday, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Sanaa, marching, chanting and calling for the United Nations to come out with a firm resolution in support for change in the country.

For its part, the government says it is trying to come up with a solution to end the political stalemate.

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  1. George Patton

    That's funny, I thought that this post was about the Yemeni protesters and the thugs who shot them down. How did these comments get so far off the subject? Most of all, I want to know why CNN permits such crap to be posted here in the first place as most of these comments are senseless, lame, unfunny and have absolutely nothing at all to do with Yemen!!!

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