May 12 - Security forces crack down on anti-government demonstrations in Yemen. At least 9 people are dead and dozens wounded. Julie Noce reports.
Gunfire erupts on the streets of Sanaa in Yemen, as rebels continue a three month protest calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh . Security forces opened fire on thousands of demonstrators marching in the streets... at least six people were killed--100 others were wounded. Across the country, the scene looks much the same... demonstrators, wounded and bloodied, are carried to make-shift hospitals. Children carry children... the weight sometimes too much to bear. Overcome with grief, protesters vow to keep the fight going. (SOUNDBITE)(Arabic) UNIDENTIFIED MAN, SAYING: "So many people were hit by bullets. So many people are killed everywhere. So many people are killed. This regime doesn't know mercy. I call on a revolution that destroys this regime. I call on an awakening of the people to destroy this regime and this killer (Saleh) who killed our martyrs." The regional Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has presented a plan to end the unrest, but President Ali Abdullah Saleh has so far ignored it. The plan would require Saleh to resign 30 days after signing. Julie Noce, Reuters