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Yemen Protests Leave 16 Dead, 30 Injured (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 02:22 PM
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Security Forces in Yemen opened fire on protestors angry over cuts in oil products. During this dispute 16 people are dead and more than 30 are wounded. This is Yemen's worst civil strife in more than a decade.
 



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SAN'A, Yemen — Yemeni security forces opened fire on rioters angry over cuts in subsidies on oil products Thursday, leaving at least 16 people dead and more than 30 wounded in the Middle Eastern nation's worst civil strife in more than a decade.

Troops fired tear gas and beat people with batons as protesters mobbed government buildings — including the oil ministry. Protesters responded by pelting the forces with stones.




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Its sad to see that 16 people are dead and more than 30 are wounded over this. I know its bad when your cost of gas is almost doubled but is it worth it? The security guards did fire tear gas but the protestors responded by throwing stones.




 
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