Protesters set government buildings on fire in south Yemen
About 7,000 protesters stormed into two buildings of a local council in Yemen's southern port city of Aden and set them on fire Friday evening, a local councilman told Xinhua.
The protesters gathered in the neighborhood in Shaikh Othman town in Aden on Friday evening, rushed to two local council buildings and a police station and set them on fire, leaving several people injured, the councilman said.
Earlier, one anti-government protester was shot dead and 40 others were injured in Aden on Friday when police fired random bullets to disperse several thousands of demonstrators calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to leave, a local security official said.
The clashes took place in the districts of Khour Maksar and Al- Mansoura after anti-riot policemen fired warning gunfire to air to force two rallies of several thousands protesters away from some governmental facilities.
The victim was among hundreds of protesters who clashes with soldiers who tried to defend themselves by randomly opening fire at the attackers, according to the security official and a local councilman.
Tanks and military armored vehicles were deployed at road intersections and near governmental and foreign facilities as the anti-government protesters withdrew in order to resume the rallies later in the evening, a local councilman told Xinhua, asking not to be identified.