Protests erupt after Shiite rebels seize Yemen's third largest city

March 22, 2015 4:25 PM

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Protests erupt after Shiite rebels seize Yemen's third largest city

ADEN, Yemen – Shiite rebels backed by supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh seized Yemen's third largest city of Taiz and its airport on Sunday, security and military officials said, as thousands took to the streets in protest.

One person was killed and four wounded when the rebels, known as Houthis, fired on the crowd, security officials said. A few dozen were choked by tear gas.

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