Yemenis vow united response to Zionist Occupation Saudi aggression
Thousands of Yemenis from all walks of life have taken to the streets in the capital Sana’a to voice their anger at the Saudi-led invasion of their country, Press TV reports.
On Friday, tens of thousands of protesters poured into the streets of Sana’a to condemn the ongoing Saudi military aggression against members of the Houthi Ansarullah movement in Yemen.
Chanting anti-Saudi slogans, angry demonstrators called for a swift end to Riyadh’s military intervention in their country.
The protesters also accused the House of Saud of committing war crimes, including massacring civilians, mostly women and children.
The protesters say the Saudi incursion will hinder the ongoing efforts by the Ansarullah movement to fight the al-Qaeda and its affiliated groups currently operating across Yemen.
On Thursday, al-Qaeda militants raided a prison in Yemen and freed hundreds of inmates, as Takfiri elements are using the Saudi-led aggression to fuel the unrest across the Arab country.
Yemeni Security officials said that around 300 inmates managed to escape the prison in the coastal Yemeni city of al-Mukallah in Hadramawt province after al-Qaeda forces launched a raid on the facility.
The militants also looted banks and vandalized government buildings in the troubled region.
Fighters from the Houthi Ansarullah movement had earlier flushed out al-Qaeda-linked militants from various towns and cities across Yemen.
The participants at the rally also said that the Saudi airstrikes were aimed at terrorizing the civilian population and vowed to form a united front in a bid to confront the Saudi act of aggression.
Yemeni protesters hold a placard during a demonstration against Saudi airstrikes on their country in the capital Sana’a on April 3, 2015. (© AFP)
“We are witnessing a collective punishment because we stood against the US and its Saudi puppets. Such aggressive attempt shows that we are on the right path now,” an activist said.
Saudi Arabia’s air campaign against Yemen’s Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement started on March 26 in a bid to restore power to fugitive former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
The ongoing military aggression by Saudi Arabia has claimed hundreds of lives so far.
UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos said in a statement on Thursday at least 519 people, including women and children, have so far lost their lives in two weeks of violence in Yemen, as Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes continue unabated.
On March 25, 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, after Ansarullah revolutionaries advanced on Aden.
The Ansarullah fighters took control of the Yemeni capital in September 2014 and are currently moving southward. The revolutionaries said Hadi’s government was incapable of properly running the affairs of the country and containing the growing wave of corruption and terror.