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Two demonstrators killed in clash with police

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-06-08

Two demonstrators were killed in the southern Yemeni province of Lahij when clashes with police forces broke out during the funeral of six separatist activists, bringing the number of violent deaths in the region to 18 since last April.

AFP - Two demonstrators were killed in southern Yemen on Monday as they clashed with police during the funeral of six activists killed in earlier disturbances, witnesses told AFP.
   
The violence erupted when the funeral procession reached a police checkpoint in the village of al-Eind in the Lahij province, which was the scene of clashes between southern separatists and police last month, the witnesses said.
   
Four others were wounded.
   
Police had refused to allow the demonstrators to pass the checkpoint with the personal weapons traditionally carried by most Yemenis, triggering the exchange of fire, the witnesses.
   
The latest deaths bring to 18 the overall toll in southern Yemen since demonstrations first broke out in late April, five of them members of the security forces. The Sanaa government has blamed the protests on southern separatists.
   
South Yemen was united with North Yemen in 1990.
   
Socialists who formerly ruled the south led a secession bid in 1994 that sparked a two-month civil war before the uprising was crushed by northern forces loyal to veteran President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
   
 

Date created : 2009-06-08

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