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Posted on Fri, Mar. 21, 2003
Two Die at U.S. Embassy Protest in Yemen
AHMED AL-HAJ
Associated Press


SAN`A, Yemen - Police clashed with anti-war demonstrators trying to storm the U.S. Embassy in Yemen on Friday, leaving a policeman and protester dead amid a barrage of bullets, rocks, water cannons and tear gas canisters.

Dozens more people were injured, and three protesters were hospitalized in serious condition. A crowd of about 30,000 protesters chanted "Death to America!" as outrage over the U.S.-led attacks on Iraq spilled into the streets for a second day Friday.

The policeman was shot by demonstrators, a security official said on condition of anonymity.