Yemeni Protester Killed in Dhale’ [Archives:2001/17/Front Page]

April 23 2001

Reports said that a Yemeni protester was killed during a peaceful demonstration in Dhale’ City while protesting a zoning decision by the government. The victim died immediately after being shot by policemen who also wounded another protester and caused panic among the protesters leading to their dispersal. The protest was against a decision to prevent a Dhale’ resident from building an extension on his house, despite having an official permit to do so.
According to news agency reports, the refusal of the homeowner to stop building the extension led to the decision to use force by a soldier who shot at the protesting crowd, killing one and injuring another.
It was later reported according to official sources that the soldier and his superior officials were arrested and an investigation into the incident was ordered.