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At least 25 heavily armed commandos arrest eight at ‘Occupy Chapel Hill’

The city of Chapel Hill, North Carolina made a name for itself over the weekend by sending at least 25 heavily armed commandos to arrest eight unarmed “Occupy” protesters who’d taken over a building left abandoned for over a decade. Asserting what they thought were squatters’ rights, about 50-75 “Occupy…

Yemen troops shoot dead protesters for second day

SANAA — Yemeni troops shot dead five demonstrators in the capital Sunday as they attempted to block a new bid by activists to bring 10 months of protests against veteran President Ali Abdullah Saleh to a head. The defiant march by tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators in Sanaa came…

Yemeni troops fire on protest ahead of key speech

SANAA — Troops on Sunday killed at least one protester demanding the trial of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh for crimes committed during his decades-long rule, hours before he was expected to make a key speech. The protester was shot in the head as he shouted into a megaphone while…

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