Black-Yemeni Killed by Security Forces [Archives:2001/45/Local News]

November 5 2001

An Akhdam citizen from the Akhdam residential area in Bab al-Yemen in Sana’a was Saturday shot dead by a policeman, an eyewitness told the Yemen Times. Security forces were besieging that area under orders by high-ranking officials for evacuating the area to be consequently used for building a headquarters of defense ministry.
The past four days had been witnessing fierce confrontations between the Akhdam residents and security forces refusing to change their residence.
The said quarter houses more than 1000 Akhadms and situated close to the inter-cities bus terminal.