Yemen Protest Clashes Kill Two, Wound Dozens

Yemen Protest Clashes Kill Two, Wound Dozens
# 26 April 2011 02:38 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. Witnesses in Yemen say clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters have killed two demonstrators and wounded dozens of others, APA reports quoting “The Voice of America”.

Witnesses in the town of Ibb said security forces fired bullets to break up anti-government protests Monday, shooting dead one demonstrator and wounding 30.

Another protester died during clashes in the southern province of al-Baida, where witnesses said government forces used tear gas and ammunition to disperse demonstrators.

Demonstrators are continuing calls for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down immediately.

The protests come days after Saleh agreed to a Gulf Arab initiative for him to transfer power and resign within 30 days of signing a formal agreement with the opposition.

A coalition of seven opposition parties has said it accepts the deal brokered by the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, but will not join a proposed unity government while Saleh is still in office.

The agreement would also grant Saleh and his family immunity from prosecution, but protesters have demanded they face trial.

Demonstrators have staged more than two months of widespread protests seeking the ouster of Saleh, who has been in power for 32 years.

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