Government forces clashed with Yemeni protesters in the capital Sana’a and launched air strikes against people in the Eastern areas of the Arab country.
Clashes broke out near a state TV building in the North of Sana’a, when governmental troops opened fire at the protesters, Aljazeera reported.
Five Yemeni were shot dead and several others wounded as soldiers opened fire on protesters as part of the government’s plan to suppress the popular uprisings last week.
Police used tear gas and water cannon against the protesters, who were camped along the road near the interior ministry.
The latest round of fighting comes as hundreds of thousands of Yemeni people from various tribes and faiths have been staging massive protests in Sanaa for the last several weeks to demand the dismissal of the government and the reversal of an earlier government decision to slash fuel subsidies.
They rejected Mansour Hadi’s initiative to form a new government and partially reduce fuel prices.
The protesters said they will continue their mass rallies until all their demands are met.
The Yemeni army and security forces have on numerous occasions used force against the protests. But the crackdown has so far failed to stop the protests.
The Houthi movement that played a key role in the popular uprising that forced former dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in 2012 is now a part of the comprehensively popular protests.