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Yemen shootings spark fury

Monday, May 30, 2011 - 01:17

May 30 - Demonstrators in the Yemeni capital condemn the killing of 15 people during protests in the southwestern city of Taiz. Jessica Gray reports.

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Yemeni protesters voice their fury after state security forces killed 15 people in the southeastern city of Taiz. These protesters in the capital Sanaa say President Ali Abdullah Saleh must leave immediately. Many say they are worried Saleh is deliberately ordering killings to prove he still has power. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PROTESTER, ADEL MOHAMMED, SAYING: "So I think the message is clear through the attack on Taiz, Ali Abdullah Saleh intended to prove the structure of the Presidential Guard and National Security Service are still in place and could do as they please." The 15 were killed on Sunday night when police fired live ammunition and tear gas at a crowd demanding the release of a fellow protester. Nearly 300 Yemenis have been killed over the past few months as the president has tried to stop pro-reform protests by force, while refusing to agree to a transition of power aimed at averting civil war. Jessica Gray, Reuters

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Yemen shootings spark fury

Monday, May 30, 2011 - 01:17