Thousands of Yemenis protest against Saudi aggression

Thousands of Yemenis protest against Saudi aggression
Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sa’ada to protest escalation in the Saudi campaign against the impoverished Arab country.

According to Shafaqna, the demonstrators were holding flags and banners reading, “Death to America and Death to Israel.”

The Saudi-led coalition is preparing to enter the port city of Hudaydah, which is now controlled by the Ansarullah movement. There is concern among Yemenis that the coalition may take over the Western coast of Yemen. Hudaydah is part of a broad battlefront where the Yemeni army and its Houthi allies are fighting Saudi-backed forces.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 14,300 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has drove the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, as Saudi Arabia’s deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.

The cholera outbreak in Yemen which began in April, has also claimed 2,000 lives and has infected 500,000, as the nation has been suffering from what the World Health Organization (WHO) describes as the “largest epidemic in the world” amid a non-stop bombing campaign led by Saudi Arabia. Also Riyadh’s deadly campaign prevented the patients from traveling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.