Yemen police fire on protesters, 50 hurt: witnesses

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 18, 2011 4:46 PM

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni police opened fire on protesters in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, wounding at least 50 people during protests demanding an end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 32-year rule, witnesses said.

They said three of the wounded were in a serious condition.

Policemen and security agents in civilian clothes opened fire as they tried to prevent people from joining thousands of protesters who have camped out for weeks in front of Sanaa University, the witnesses told Reuters.

There was no immediate government comment.