Police forces opened fire to disperse an anti-government march of thousands of protesters in Yemen's western province of Al-Hodayda on Tuesday, injuring more than 20 protesters, witnesses said.
Police used live bullets and tear gas to put down the march demanding the immediate end to the 33-year rule of President
Ali Abdulla Saleh, one eyewitness told Xinhua.
More than 20 protesters were wounded. They were rushed to hospitals, several of them were in critical conditions, according to local doctors.