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  • Yemeni pro-democracy protestors march with a big banner in the colors of their national flag during a parade marking the second anniversary of the revolution in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. The 2011 Yemeni Revolution was as an extension of the broader Arab Spring which has toppled four authoritarian leaders to date. Yemenis were able to create a unique revolution, their struggle came peacefully, unarmed, and lead by women and youth. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Monday, February 11, 2013 2:23 pm

Deadly clashes during Yemen uprising anniversary

By AHMED AL-HAJAssociated Press

Security officials say two people were killed and dozens wounded in clashes between Islamists and separatists in southern Yemen, as tens of thousands protested in the capital to mark the second anniversary of the nation's uprising.

Members of the Islamist Islah party and southerners calling for independence fought in Aden during a protest marking the start of the uprising that ousted longtime autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh. Security officials say both sides fired live ammunition at each other, killing a bystander and a 25 year-old separatist.

An Associated Press reporter at the scene says security officials also fired in the air to disperse the crowd on Sunday.

Protesters nationwide took to the streets Monday to demand Saleh be tried for the killing of protesters during the uprising against his rule.