Earlier: There are wounded persons and dead bodies in the streets that no one can get to because of the central security forces (CSF) are shooting live rounds. Tanks moved in earlier today and CSF had new large weapons that residents hadn’t seen before. One person identified them as anti-aircraft machine guns and said they were strafing residential homes. Snipers were positioned on the roofs and remain there. Ambulances are blocked. There is an urgent need for blood and medicine. Heavy gunfire is ongoing. Dozens are wounded. Seventeen fatalities were counted as follows, but the evenings death toll will likely rise. The lights are off.
This video was shot in front of the Aden Hotel in Khormakser, Aden as people ran from the gunfire:
This video shows one of the many peaceful protests around Aden today where police opened fire:
Dead are as follows:
7 dead in Al-Areesh
4 dead in Khormakser
2 confirmed + unconfirmed # in Malla
1 dead in Tawahi
2 dead in Mansoura
1 Dead in Salahudin.
The state allowed live coverage of the student’s protests in Sana’a, but barred journalists from Aden. President Saleh made an announcement yesterday ordering police to protect protesters that received a lot of coverage. Twitter is down. Below the fold Human Rights Watch verified one death in Muallah when police shot into the crowd as they were chanting “peaceful peaceful” earlier. HRW is identifying the new weapon as a “military assault weapon.” Their report ends at 10 pm Aden time, which was five hours ago. Its 3 am there now, and there’s still shooting.”
Al Tagheer (ar) listed 19 killed and 124 injured in the prior week in Aden alone. Read more…