Live ammunition fired at tens of thousands of protesters in the Yemen capital of Sana'a
Yemeni police and armed government supporters opened fire on protesters in the capital, Sana’a, killing at least 12 people on Wednesday.
ammunition was fired at tens of thousands of protesters gathered
in the city to demand the immediate departure of President Ali Abdullah
Saleh, according to Idrees al-Qadasi, a physician at the Science and
Some 150 were wounded in the clashes, said Tarik
al-Duais, a physician at the field clinic at al-Tagheer Square in front
of Sana’a University.
Cooperation Council officials are seeking to avert an escalation of
violence in Yemen or a deadly military divide between opposing tribes.
More than 100 people have been killed since protests began on Feb. 11,
according to Majed al-Madhaji, a spokesman at the Arabic Sisters Forum
for Human Rights in Sana’a, the Yemeni capital.
ministers from the six-member GCC will hold an emergency meeting in
Riyadh on May 1 to approve a plan that charts Saleh’s departure within
30 days, the group said in an e-mailed statement on Tuesday.
comprises the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia,
Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.