Yemenis block main road over fuel shortage

The road-blocking caused immediate traffic congestion with hundreds of vehicles trapped inside the city.

Yemenis block main road over fuel shortage

World Bulletin / News Desk

Scores of Yemenis on Monday blocked a main road connecting several provinces to protest ongoing fuel shortages, eyewitnesses said.

"The protesters cut off a main road in central Dhamar city, which connects the capital Sanaa to the provinces of Ibb and Taiz," one eyewitness told Anadolu Agency.

Scuffles erupted between the protesters and policemen when the latter tried to prevent the road-blocking, added the witnesses, refusing to be named.

No injuries have been reported.

The road-blocking caused immediate traffic congestion with hundreds of vehicles trapped inside the city.

Yemen has been suffering a fuel shortage for the past several weeks, leading to long lines outside petrol stations, traffic jams and frequent quarrels between drivers and security officials.

Last Mod: 09 Haziran 2014, 11:55
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