Two protesters killed in Yemen
At least two pro-democracy protesters have been killed during clashes with security forces in Yemen's main southern city of Aden, medical sources say.
Both men were killed when security forces opened fire on hundreds of pro-democracy protesters in al-Mansura neighborhood on Wednesday, PressTV reported.
Scores of others were also injured during the clashes in the fifth day of consecutive protests against the 32-year autocratic rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. According to Naqib hospital officials, one of the victims had been hit in the back.
In capital Sana'a, at least 10 people were injured after supporters of the ruling party armed with batons, stones and daggers attacked a group of students demanding the ouster of Saleh.
"The thugs and supporters of the ruling party ... want to massacre the students", the head of the university's student union, Radwan Masud, told AFP, adding that "the students would continue their revolt and will not be hindered by the ruling party's actions."
Three journalists have also been beaten by the regime's supporters.
Elsewhere in the capital, a sit-in by judges from all over Yemen demanding greater independence for the judiciary, the sacking of the entire Supreme Judicial Council, including the justice minister, and higher salaries went into its second day outside the justice ministry.
Inspired by the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, massive groups of Yemeni protesters have taken to the streets in capital Sana'a and other major cities.