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Yemen Shiite militia detain three journalists: union

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Shiite militiamen detained three journalists covering a protest in Sana’a on Sunday against the rebels’ takeover of the Yemeni capital, the journalists’ union said.
Union secretary general Marwan Damaj also said that female freelance journalist Huda al-Zabhani was beaten up.
Reuters’ photojournalist Mohammed al-Sayaghi was detained along with two fellow Yemeni reporters, he said.
Shiite militiamen, also known as Huthis, fired warning shots to disperse the protest near Sanaa University.
On Saturday, thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sanaa in the biggest demonstration to date against the Huthis, who overran the capital unopposed in September.

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