Biker Gunman Open Fire on Yemeni Protesters
Several hundreds of demonstrators were camping outside the coastal town of al-Hudaydah. A single gunman appeared in a motorcycle and performed a drive-by while firing against them. The attack left one casualty and eight wounded, while the assailant sped away.
Arafat Makki, a member of the demonstrators committee, informed that the protesters demanded the ouster of longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh. While performing their Muslim dawn prayers several goons hired by the ruling party attacked them. After two months of anti-government turmoil, the poor nation is facing an out of control scenario as daily protests across the country are violently suppressed by security forces.
The demonstrations have claimed the lives of more than a 120 people. In Hodeida thousands marched through the streets while tearing down posters of Saleh, before the police intervened. During this clash one policeman died and four were wounded. The United Nations Security Council reunited to discuss the future of Yemen. Meanwhile Saleh refuses to step down from his office as the tensions increase with the demonstrations.
Source: The Washington Post