21 Mar 2003 13:24
Child killed as Yemen protesters, police clash
SANAA, March 21 (Reuters) - An 11-year-old Yemeni boy was killed on Friday in a shootout between police and anti-war protesters in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, security sources said.
The sources said three policemen and at least two more civilians were hurt in the clash that erupted after police blocked about 3,000 protesters from marching on the U.S. embassy in the Arab state.
Witnesses said the demonstrators set tyres and garbage cans alight while chanting: "Oh youth of Islam, say no to war and yes to peace" and "No to U.S. hegemony and hypocrisy".
Yemen has seen some of the largest anti-U.S. rallies in the Middle East over the Iraq crisis.
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