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Security vacuum overtakes Yemen's second city

Residents of Yemen's second largest city say after 10 days constant protests, security forces have disappeared from the streets, threatening to plunge the port into chaos

AP , Saturday 19 Feb 2011

Residents say groups of men are attacking, looting and burning government buildings and there is no sign of police or armed forces.

In the capital Sanaa, hundreds of Yemenis began demonstrating early in the morning Saturday outside the university demanding the ouster of the country's longtime ruler as they marched towards the Justice Ministry.

"The people want the ouster of the regime," they chanted.

Over the past nine days of protests, six people have been killed and more than 150 wounded as police fire tear gas and gunshots.

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