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Yemen police open fire to disperse protest; 3 hurt

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    SANAA, Yemen – Witnesses say police have opened fire to break up an anti-government protest in Yemen, and security officials say one protester has been critically wounded.
    It was not immediately clear whether the police were using live ammunition or rubber bullets.

    Yemen police open fire to disperse protest; 3 hurt - Yahoo! News

    Tens of thousands of Yemenis squared off in street protests for and against the government on Thursday during an opposition-led "Day of Rage," a day after President Ali Abdullah Saleh offered to step down in 2013.
    The peaceful protests faded out by midday as planned, suggesting Yemenis outside the traditional opposition activist core had not been motivated to transform the rally into a self-sustaining Egypt-style mass upheaval.
    But the opposition drew more than 20,000 people in Sanaa, the biggest crowd since a wave of demonstrations hit the Arabian Peninsula state two weeks ago, inspired by protests that toppled Tunisia's ruler and threaten Egypt's president.

    Yemen Day of Rage draws thousands, then fizzles | Reuters