Rebel activist killed trying to storm Yemen govt HQ: Rebels

Yemeni police shot dead at least one Shiite rebel activist on Tuesday when they opened fire on hundreds of protesters attempting to storm government headquarters, a protest organiser said.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 09, 2014, 15:52 PM IST

Sanaa: Yemeni police shot dead at least one Shiite rebel activist on Tuesday when they opened fire on hundreds of protesters attempting to storm government headquarters, a protest organiser said.

"Police fired live rounds at protesters, killing at least one of them and wounding five," the organising committee member told AFP.

The rebel activists have been camped out in the capital for weeks in a campaign to bring down the government and reverse unpopular fuel price increases.