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Yemenis take to streets to condemn Saudi aggression against their country

Yemeni people take to streets in capital, Sana'a, to condemn Saudi aggression against their country, April 1, 2015.

Yemeni people have taken to streets to in Bab al-Yemen district of the capital, Sana’a, to condemn Saudi aggression against their country and voice their support for resistance.

Yemeni protesters chanted slogans against Saudi regime, in favor of Houthi movement’s Ansarullah revolutionaries.

Similar demonstrations were also held in Yemen’s cities of Ta’izz and Amran with protesters calling for the boycott of goods made by countries engaged in Saudi-led aggression of Yemen.

Protesters also chanted slogans against the US, Israel, and Saudi regime describing Saudi regime as an ally of Israel, which is implementing US-Israeli agenda.

The demonstrators called on all people around the world to condemn the barbaric Saudi aggression, urging all global organizations and entities to do their responsibility against the Saudi aggression.

One demonstrator grabbed the microphone and cried, “Where are the free people of the world? Where are the free people of Saudi Arabia to come out to protest against their government atrocities?”

March of unity

The demonstrators said they will stand together to defend the unity of Yemen and the sovereignty of their nation.

“From Sana’a to Qatif, the revolution will not stop,” they chanted, referring to the city of Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia.

“This million-man turnout come in order to declare to the world that we are not afraid of any incursion, we resort to God, the God will give us victory, God rewards he whom he wants,” a protester said. 


Calling for popular mobilization against Saudi aggression against Yemen, the protesters also condemned international silence over Saudi crimes in their country.

They also asked for international probe into unauthorized Saudi aggression of Yemen.

Senior members of the Ansarullah movement, which currently controls most parts of Yemen, read statements to the demonstrators, ensuring them that Saudi Arabia will certainly pay for its attacks on Yemen.

They said the Saudi war on Yemen is against all ethical and Islamic principles.

“It is shedding the bloods of Yemenis without taking into consideration any ethics, any humanitarian principle,” a Houthi official told the gathering, adding that instead of targeting people and civilian infrastructure, the Saudi-led attacks should have been focused on the Palestinian cause and targeted the Israeli regime. 

Another Houthi member said that the Yemenis are not frightened by the ongoing attacks, saying that they will stand against the Saudis with steadfastness.

“No one can break this unity and steadfastness….Our people have come to (the streets) to declare to the world that they are standing with cohesion against the aggression,” the unidentified lecturer said.

He added that the Houthi movement and its followers will continue to confront the Takfiri militants and hunt them down until Yemen and its nation are safe from violence and terrorism. 

Hudaydah massacre condemned

The protesters also condemned the recent Saudi attack on a dairy factory in Hudaydah province, saying that the carnage proved that the Saudi regime is not fighting the Houthi fighters as it claims, but it is massacring ordinary people.

“They bombed a dairy factory, they considered milk to be a nuclear bomb, and they bombed the dairy factory and killed 40 innocent people,” a Houthi member said.

Saudi Arabia’s air campaign in Yemen started on March 26 in a bid to restore power to fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

The embattled president fled the southern city of Aden - where he had sought to set up a rival power base - to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, last month after Ansarullah revolutionaries advanced on Aden.

The Ansarullah fighters took control of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, in September 2014 and are currently moving southward. The revolutionaries said the Hadi government was incapable of properly running the affairs of the country and containing the growing wave of corruption and terror.

At least 195 people including 62 children have been killed in Saudi air raids over past 7 days.


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