Yemeni protesters
Yemeni regime forces have opened fire on protesters, killing two people (file photo)
Yemeni security forces have opened fire on anti-regime protesters in the western port city of Hudaydah, killing two and injuring 50 people.

The armed crackdown on protesters took place late on Sunday, when thousands of Yemenis held a demonstration against Ali Abdullah Saleh on the 33rd anniversary of his reign, condemning what they described as the application of collective punishment by the regime.

They say the government has cut off supplies of oil and gas for domestic use, disrupting the daily life of the people, a Press TV correspondent reported.

Anti-regime protesters have been continuing street demonstrations on an almost daily basis in Yemen's major cities since late January, calling for an end to the regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country's beleaguered dictator who is currently in Saudi Arabia.

Saleh and five other high ranking Yemeni officials were relocated to Saudi Arabia to receive medical treatment after they sustained injuries in a rocket attack on the presidential compound on June 3.

Also on Friday, at least ten people were killed and many others wounded in clashes between forces loyal to Saleh and tribesmen supporting protesters.

Tens of thousands of Yemeni demonstrators have taken to the streets across the country to protest against Saudi and US meddling in Yemen's internal affairs.

Recently protesters announced the formation of a shadow government, which consists of a 17-member transitional presidential council including former civil society leaders and government officials.

Hundreds of Yemenis have been killed and many more injured in a brutal crackdown on popular anti-government protests by forces of the Saudi-backed regime.