Tens of thousands of Yemenis have gathered in Sana'a for funerals of anti-government protesters shot dead by loyalists of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, whose own tribe has joined opposition calls for his resignation. The large crowd of mourners attended funerals Sunday for some of the 52 people killed when pro-Saleh gunmen opened fire on opposition activists at a protest site near Sana'a University on Friday.
Large protests calling for changes in government and political reform are gaining steam in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Syria. So far only leaders in Syria have made any concessions to the increasing popular pressure. DW-WORLD.DE: German and European news, analysis and multimedia from Deutsche Welle - in 30 languages
Photographs and amateur video footage have provided the first compelling evidence that professional snipers shot to kill when they opened fire on an anti-government demonstration in Yemen that left at least 52 protesters dead.
SANAA, Yemen - A crackdown that killed dozens failed to stop massive demonstrations against Yemen's U.S.-backed president, as crowds of thousands clashed Saturday with security forces smashing their protest camps and even seized control of one southern city.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Police stormed a protest camp in southern Yemen on Saturday, firing live rounds and tear gas that wounded at least 13 people as President Ali Abdullah Saleh's crackdown on dissent grows increasingly deadly.
At least 33 people were killed and more than 100 hurt Friday in clashes between tens of thousands of anti-government protesters and security forces outside Sanaa University in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, medical officials on the scene said.
As violence rises in protests in San'a, opposition ranks are swelling with members of the nation's vast tribal network from outside the capital, complicating the challenge President Ali Abdullah Saleh faces in quelling unrest.
Tens of thousands of people have turned out in Yemen at funerals for dozens of protesters shot dead on Friday. Mourners in the capital, Sanaa, gathered in a square near Sanaa University, the scene of the crackdown.
(Reuters) - Two prominent members of Yemen's ruling party resigned on Saturday in protest against the killing of dozens of anti-government protesters, while troops enforced a state of emergency in the capital.
Yemen’s security forces fired on protesters in Sana’a in the most violent crackdown in two months of political unrest, and President Ali Abdullah Saleh declared emergency rule as the opposition urged wider protests.