Yemenis Stage Massive Protests against Saudi Aggressions
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Thousands of Yemeni people poured into the streets in the capital, Sana’a, to voice their outrage over the protracted war on the Arabian Peninsula country and the heinous crimes committed by a coalition led by the Riyadh regime.
In the massive demonstration held on Sunday afternoon, the protestors condemned Saudi Arabia’s acts of aggression and its blockade on the impoverished country, the Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.
Carrying the national flag, the Yemeni demonstrators also chanted slogans against the Saudi regime and the US government, decrying their policies.
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 recently 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.