Yemenis Stage Massive Rally to Condemn Saudi Aggression
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Thousands of Yemeni people poured into streets in the capital, Sana’a, on Sunday to voice their outrage over the continued acts of aggression and war crimes committed by a coalition led by the Saudi regime.
High-ranking Yemeni officials and politicians, including Head of Yemen's Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Samad and Parliament Speaker Yahya Ali al-Raee, participated in the large demonstration in Sana’a.
The Saudi-led coalition’s fighter jets flied over the capital during the massive rally, the Arabic language al-Mayadeen television channel reported.
The demonstrators chanted anti-Saudi slogans, voiced support for the Yemeni army and Popular Committees and called for resistance against the aggressors.
Since March 25, 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Yemen’s Legal Center of Rights and Development announced on Saturday that the Saudi campaign has claimed the lives of over 12,040 Yemenis and left more than 20,000 others wounded.
The center added that there were a total of 2,568 children and 1,870 women among the fatalities, noting that the atrocious onslaught had also destroyed 757 schools and institutes, 111 university facilities, 271 factories besides 1,520 bridges and roads.