Protesters close govt buildings in Yemen's four provinces

Updated: 2011-05-18 09:38


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SANAA - Yemeni anti-government protesters, who are demanding an immediate ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, closed a number of government buildings by force in southern provinces of Taiz, Ibb, Aden and western province of al-Hodayda on Tuesday.

Protesters close govt buildings in Yemen's four provinces

Local witnesses in Taiz told Xinhua that protesters managed on Tuesday to shut down government buildings in the districts of Khadeer and Haifan. Over the past few days, government compounds in the districts of Samie, Sabir, Mawia and Al-Mawasit were also closed by protesters by force.

In the southern city port of Aden, angry protesters closed the provincial office of the Education Ministry in Sayra district.

Elsewhere in the southern province of Ibb, anti-government protesters closed the headquarters of Ibb University.

The protesters also shut down the building of local council in the western province of al-Hudayda.

Yemen's major cities have faced almost daily clashes between police forces and anti-government protesters since mid February.


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