June 9 - Yemeni security forces shot and killed at least two people when they opened fire on demonstrators. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Gunfire in Yemen as security forces open fire on demonstrators protesting against a security branch accused of abuses. At least two people were killed. The government is struggling on several fronts -- with an Islamist insurgency linked to al Qaeda pushing a separatist movement in the south; and Shi'ite Houthis demanding more say in the future A local Houthi leader, said members of his group demonstrated outside Yemen's external security service -- demanding that it be disbanded because of its involvement in suppressing political activists under the previous government. Dozens were wounded in the clashes. A local security source said police had only fired at civilians who had fired on them first, and that a number of suspects had been detained.