- Associated Press - Sunday, May 8, 2011

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni opposition activist said Sunday that security forces backed by army units opened fire on some of tens of thousands of protesters demanding the ouster of Yemen’s longtime president, killing two.

One protester was killed in the western port of Hodeida, and a second was killed in the southern city of Taiz when elite Republican Guard forces tried to disperse the protests by opening fire in the air, according to Nouh al-Wafi, a young Yemeni activist.

In the southern city of Aden, thousands marched against President Ali Abdullah Saleh and demanded the release of detained protesters.