At Least 35 Dead in Yemen Protests
Posted on Mar 18, 2011
At least 35 people were shot dead and hundreds more wounded on Friday when Yemeni soldiers opened fire on protesters marching through the country’s capital of Sanaa.
The demonstrators are demanding the resignation of the government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. —JCL
The death toll, which is expected to rise, is the highest seen in more than a month of violence in Yemen, with protesters demanding that President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down.
The protest on Friday had started peacefully. Tens of thousands filled a mile-long stretch of road by Sana’a University for a prayer ceremony mourning the loss of seven protesters killed in similar violence last weekend.
AP / Muhammed Muheisen
Targets: Thousands of anti-government protesters had filled the streets of Sanaa on Friday.