Seven killed by Yemeni security forces in Sanaa: medics

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Posted: Oct 15, 2011 5:39 AM
Seven killed by Yemeni security forces in Sanaa: medics

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni security forces shot dead at least seven people on Saturday while trying to stop tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators from marching toward state offices in the capital Sanaa, medics and witnesses said.

They said dozens of people were also wounded and evacuated by ambulances to a field hospital in Sixty Street, where thousands of opponents of President Ali Abdullah Saleh have been camping for months demanding that he steps down.

(Reporting by Mohammed Sudam, Writing by Sami Aboudi)