Police storm Yemen protest camp, one dead

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 9:59 AM
Police storm Yemen protest camp, one dead

SANAA (Reuters) - Police stormed the camp of thousands of protesters demanding the end of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 32-year rule, killing one person and wounding hundreds early on Saturday, witnesses and medical sources said.

Witnesses told Reuters hundreds of security forces, wielding bats and knives and using teargas, invaded the area where protesters have been camping for weeks in the capital, Sanaa. Others heard gunfire and said clashes between police and protesters were still in progress.

(Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari; editing by Andrew Dobbie)