Massive Protests In Yemen Against Saudi-led Airstrikes

Massive Protests In Yemen Against Saudi-led Airstrikes

Tens of thousands have been protesting in Yemen against the Saudi-led bombing campaign. According to RT, the rally marks the second anniversary since the start of the intervention and bombing campaign by a coalition of nine African and Middle Eastern countries against the Houthi rebels.

The following video shows crowds protesting in Sanaa, Yemen's capital city:


The number of people marching against he Saudi-led bombing campaign hasn't been officially confirmed.

Massive Protests In Yemen Against Saudi-led Airstrikes
Supporters of the Houthi movement and Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Sanaa, Yemen March 26, 2017. © Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

Two years ago Riyadh-led coalition started carrying out airstrikes in Yemen against the rebels from Houthi movement, known as Ansar Allah (Supporters of God) at the request of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi as part of its Operation Decisive Storm. (source)

The war in Yemen has not exactly gone as planned. The Saudi-led coalition has killed large numbers of Houthi fighters but has also suffered significant civilian casualties of its own. After two years of brutal fighting, the Houthis are still in control of much of the country, including the capital, Sana'a. The fighting shows no signs of stopping. (source)

Massive Protests In Yemen Against Saudi-led Airstrikes
Supporters of the Houthi movement and Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Sanaa, Yemen March 26, 2017. © Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

Massive Protests In Yemen Against Saudi-led Airstrikes
Yemeni soldiers stand guard during a rally to mark two years of the military intervention by the Saudi-led coalition, in the capital Sanaa on March 26, 2017. © AFP

More than 7,600 people have been killed and 42,000 injured since March 2015, the majority in air strikes by a Saudi-led multinational coalition that backs the president. (source)

Massive Protests In Yemen Against Saudi-led Airstrikes
Supporters of the Houthi movement and Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Sanaa, Yemen March 26, 2017. © Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

Massive Protests In Yemen Against Saudi-led Airstrikes
Supporters of the Houthi movement and Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Sanaa, Yemen March 26, 2017. © Khaled Abdullah / Reuters


“Two years of wanton violence and bloodshed, thousands of deaths and millions of people desperate for their basic rights to food, water, health and security – enough is enough,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said on Friday. (source)

References:
-RT
-BBC
-Vox
-Sputniknews
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