In an unprecedented turn of events in the capital Sana’a, more than 45 people have died and 300 others were injured, after protesters were fired upon in Change Square in front of the University of Sana’a.
The victims were hit by live fire after the Friday prayers finished. Medical sources said “most of the dead had been directly shot and the shootings were centered in the upper part of the body.”
The city of Sana’a witnessed security tensions soon after the incident, with the spread of heavy security in the streets of the capital, in addition to the spread of a number of armored vehicles.
The massacre that took place today is the first of its kind in terms of the numbers of dead and injured.
The protestors say that a number of snipers were standing on the roof of Mahweet Governor Ahmed Ali Mohsen’s house, and other houses near the square, noting that they had targeted civilians directly with live bullets.
A special source said that cars belonging to the Central Security Forces kidnapped a number of the dead and wounded from Change Square in Sanaa.
Hundreds of thousands flocked from the early morning to the heart of the capital Sana’a for Friday prayers, but the fuse was ignited by the snipers who were on the roofs of neighboring buildings.
A number of thugs from the ruling party cut off most roads leading to Change Square starting from the Old University hundreds of meters away; however the crowd reached the arena.
Following the prayers, a number of thugs and the security men in civilian clothes went to the roofs of houses of a number of state officials including Governor Mahweet house and CID officers in the capital Sanaa, and they opened fire on the protesters.
The field hospital was packed with numbers of victims, dead and wounded, and at the same time they made an urgent call to other hospitals to help with doctors and essential medicines.
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