March 12, 2011

Sticky: Watch Yemen's Nerve Gas Attack on Protesters Live!

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Update: CNAsia Three doctors describe symptoms as loss of consciousness, spasms, disabling the nervous and respiratory systems. These doctors have treated tear gas before and are sure this is a different gas.

Original: Over 300 injured by gun fire and nerve gas. Here's the link but it shows paralyzed drooling people and bloody gun shot wounds, live:

Al Jazeera on Facebook or on their website

The protesters have been contacting me fearing an attack for hours. Somewhere between 3-5:30 am, it looked like it might be a peaceful night but it turned into a bloody morning at 6 am. The field hospitals are overwhelmed and as usual, the security forces are blocking ambulances and medical workers from getting to the injured. Also they blocked the internet.

Gunfire was continuous for ten minutes. Nothing like live blogging a massacre, again. FYI, the victims of the last gas attack on Tuesday got progressively worse for days (its not tear gas), had brain swelling and remain paralyzed for an extended period. Six have not regained consciousness and are in critical condition.

Update: what you are seeing is the field hospital which is short on supplies. HRW issued a statement days ago about denying medical treatment to wounded protesters. Shortly before the attack, the security forces blocked access to a nearby hospital by building what was described tome as a wall. The goal is to make the protesters leave al Tagheer Square, but they are steadfast, even with the gas and the bullets.

Update 2: finally the wounded are permitted to be transferred to hospitals. AJE one confirmed dead.

Tweet: DR ABDULWAHED ALGUNEID , FIELD SURGEON. NERVE GAS USED. MORE THAN ONE IS DEAD WE SIMPLE, CANT COPE. MORE INJURIE KEEP COMING

Oh and the Obama administration urged the opposition to negotiate with President Saleh today.

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By Jane at 06:02 AM | Comments |