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Rebel activist killed trying to storm Yemen govt HQ: rebels

Rebel activists have been camped out in the Yemeni capital for weeks in a campaign to bring down the government and reverse unpopular fuel price increasesYemeni 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. Thousands of rebel activists marched towards the city centre from Change Square, the epicentre of the 2011 uprising that forced veteran strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh from power which the rebels have made a major focus of their own protest campaign. Some activists blocked the capital’s main thoroughfares, while others marched on government headquarters, witnesses said.

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