Two Citizens Killed & 7 Injured in Clashes [Archives:2001/27/Local News]

July 2 2001

Two persons were killed and 7 injured in clashes between residents of Mukairas district, Baida’a governorate and security forces. The clashes erupted as the exams committee decided to transfer an exam center to the governorate, a step which is strongly objected to by the residents. Residents claim that the distance would be too long and tiring for their children. However, the committee is determined to stop the cheating phenomenon.
Eye witnesses told YT that the security forces fired bullets in the air and used tear-gas to disperse the people.