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Clashes in Taiz in Death as Dozens Wounded

Demonstrators face security forces in Taiz















Clashes returned to the streets of Taiz between angry protestors demanding the fall of the regime and army forces who tried to distance them from government buildings on Tuesday April 19th, 2011.

The Southern flashpoint city has witnessed a growing protest movement for several weeks.

Eyewitnesses said that thousands were protesting began their march from an area called Wadi al-Qadhi and headed to the city center, where army forces blocked their way and opened fire on the protestors, which lead to the murder of one person and the injury of others.

This events comes after days of relative quiet, while recent weeks have witnessed violent clashes between protestors and army forces, which result in over a dozen deaths and many more injuries.

Taiz city is experiencing a political protest movement unprecedented for decades, as thousands of local residents demonstrate in one of the main squares, dubbed “Freedom Square,” demanding the end of Saleh rule which has lasted for almost thirty three years.