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Posted on Mar 12, 2011
AP / Muhammed Muheisen

Anti-government protesters check a damaged ambulance following clashes with Yemeni police in Sanaa on Saturday.

Police in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa cut loose with tear gas, water cannons and bullets against protesters camped out in a main square, killing six and injuring many more as anti-government demonstrations continued against President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s long rule. —JCL

The BBC:

Police in Yemen have attacked anti-government demonstrators in the centre of the capital, Sanaa, killing up to six people and injuring many more.

Reports say hundreds of police moved in, using tear gas, water cannons and live bullets at a protest camp in Tahrir Square.

The clashes came after the US urged opposition groups to take up President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s call for talks.

Weeks of protest against his 32-year rule have left about 30 people dead.

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