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Yemenis commemorate martyrdom of Imam Hussein

Abdullatif al-Washali

Press TV, Sana'a

Yemenis from all walks of life flocked to the streets of Yemen's capital, Sana'a, to commemorate the third Imam of Shia Muslims, Imam Hussein. He was martyred on "Ashura," the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram.

Imam Hussein, protesters said, is still alive because of his immortalized values and beliefs, which reject the oppression and corruption that Yemenis are currently experiencing.

They further said Imam Hussein was the symbol of revolution and tenacity who motivated Yemenis to resist the Saudi-led attack on their country.

After refusing to pledge allegiance to the tyrant of their day, Yazid in 680 AD, Imam Hussein and 72 of his companions and family members were killed during the battle of Karbala.

People here believe that Yemen has become a modern-day Karbala, with the Saudi-led coalition killing people, displacing civilians, and enforcing a siege on the country. People here are confident that Yemen's fight against the enemy will ultimately lead to victory.




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