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Police Storm Yemen Protest; Syrian Army Fires on Demonstrators

Yemeni security forces set fire to the tents of protesters in Freedom Square in Taiz, south of Sana’a, and opened fire on demonstrators, Al Jazeera television reported.

Akram Saed, who was in the square, told the network by telephone that there were “flames everywhere” and that the security forces aimed “directly at protesters.” Thousands of demonstrators have been camped out at the square to demand the ouster of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.