Yemen: One Killed, Several Injured in Taiz Protests

This post is part of our special coverage Yemen Protests 2011.

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Taiz, Yemen, today, calling for the overthrow of the Ali Abdullah Saleh regime. According to Yemen Post, one protester was killed and four were injured by live bullets when republican guard forces attacked the protesters.

Despite the rain, women, children, and men, were seen carrying their umbrellas and waving their flags as they marched through the streets of Taiz.

multisal999 posts a video here showing a scene from the protest:

Soon, footage of protesters being gunned down, appears on YouTube.


Ramzi2011100 posts fleeting images of protesters carrying a protesters wounded in the head in this video. The video uploaded today comes with the following explanation:

سقوط جرحئ في تعز برصاص الامن الحي ال\ي استخدم امام مدرسة الشعب
Casualties in Taiz from live ammunition used by security forces in front of the Shaab School

This video by mufeed2022 shows another person with a head wound being carried away, after being shot by the security forces. The video is entitled (Ar):

قوات امن على صالح تقتل احد المتظاهرين وتجرح اخرين تعز
“Ali Saleh's forces kill one protester and injure others in Taiz.”

The description which comes with the video reads:

اليوم في تعز بالقرب من مدرسة الشعب بدء الجيش باطلاق النار على المتظاهرين وقتل احد المتظاهرين وذلك بعد خروج المتظاهرين ورفضهم لموافقة المعارضه على المبادره الخليجية .
المتظاهرين دائما كانو يعتقدون بان الجيش في حمايتهم ضد التعسف الامني من قبل قوات الامن المركزي والحرس الجمهوري التي اتضح انها اكذوبه
Today in Taiz, near by the Shaab school, the army started shooting protesters, killing one of them, after the demonstrators took to the streets in protest against the opposition accepting the Gulf Cooperative Council's initiative. The protesters have always thought that the army was protecting them from police brutality, and the violence of the security forces and the republic guard, but this turns out to be a lie.

This post is part of our special coverage Yemen Protests 2011.

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