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Anti-government protesters killed in Yemen

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Anti-government protesters killed in Yemen


Deaths have been reported in skirmishes in Yemen as demonstrators marched for the eighth straight day on Friday demanding an end to President Ali Abullah Saleh’s 32-year rule.

An estimated 10,000 gathered in the capital of Sanaa calling on the head of state to step down.

There were clashes between protesters and Saleh supporters, leaving at least four demonstrators wounded.

The unrest is spreading across the country. Two people were killed and 27 were injured when a hand grenade was thrown at demonstrators in Taez.

In Aden, three people were killed by gunfire with dozens more wounded after three protesters were shot dead in the southern Yemeni city on Thursday.

Earlier this month, President Saleh promised he would stand down at the end of his current seven-year term in 2013.

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