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Four dead in Yemen

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Askari Kanzu, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Askari Kanzu

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    YEMEN: 4:31 p.m. (AST), Friday / 8:32 a.m. (EST), Friday
    Four dead in Yemen
    Anti-government protesters shout slogans demanding the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh outside Sanaa University March 4, 2011. (REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)

    Government forces opened fire on anti-government protesters in the north Friday, killing four people, AFP reported.

    In the capital Sanaa, massive crowds gathered for weekly Muslim prayers in a square where anti-Saleh protesters have been camped since Feb. 20. Organizers said more than 100,000 people were demonstrating in Sanaa on Friday.

    Opposition groups have presented President Ali Abdullah Saleh with a plan for a smooth transition of power, but Saleh has not responded, according to Voice of America. He has said he will not seek re-election when his current term expires in 2013.