At least 10 anti-government protesters were shot dead on Monday by police gunshots in Yemen's southern province of Taiz, local doctors told media, while a provincial police official said only two protesters were killed. The head of the makeshift hospital of the Liberation Square in Taiz, some 200 km south of the capital Sanaa, told media that the doctors received 10 protesters died from gunshots from police snipers and dozens others were injured by live bullets. The doctor said the police snipers intercepted the march of thousands young protesters demanding an immediate end to the 33- year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in downtown Taiz. A provincial police official said that tens of protesters attempted to storm the provincial government building and the police forces confronted them by force in a bid to end such riots. "Only two protesters were killed and some others were injured," he said on condition of anonymity.