Clashes between security forces and protesters shut down a street west of Aden

Clashes between security forces and protesters shut down a street west of Aden


Protesters responded early Saturday to an attempt by a security force to open the main street in the al-Buraiqa district the interim  capital Aden, southern Yemen.

Protesters closed the street against the backdrop of a security force arresting two residents of the city, and sporadic clashes erupted between the security force and local militants who tried to block it.

Eyewitnesses told "Al-Masdar  online" that protesters had cut a major road in the Al- Buraiqa district and set fire to the tires in protest against the arrest by security forces of two citizens, one of them working for the Aden refineries company and another nicknamed Al-Humaiqani, a merchant in the city without giving the motives behind the arrests.

A security force moved to open the main road, but militants and gunmen repelled it before sporadic clashes did not leave dead or wounded, according to local residents.

According to the sources, the street is still closed until the time of writing the news 10 am.


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