Tens of thousands of Yemeni people from all walks of life have taken to the streets of the capital, Sana’a, to voice their anger at the Saudi invasion of their country.
The Yemeni people, who gathered in downtown Sana’a on Thursday, condemned the Saudi interference in Yemen’s internal affairs.
The demonstrators also vowed to respond to the conspiracy of the United States and Saudi Arabia against the people of Yemen.
The anti-Saudi march, which was called by the leadership of Ansarullah movement, came after warplanes of the Saudi Air Force bombed the positions of the Ansarullah fighters and launched attacks against the Sana’a airport and the Dulaimi airbase early on Thursday.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is attacking Ansarullah positions, Saudi warplanes have flattened a number of homes near Sana’a international airport. Based on early reports, the Saudi airstrikes on Yemen have so far claimed the lives of 18 civilians with more deaths feared, Yemeni sources said.
People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sana’a Airport, Yemen, Thursday, March 26, 2015. ©AP
Following the Saudi invasion, forces loyal to fugitive president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, seized control of the international airport in the southern port city of Aden.
Troops of the 39th Armored Brigade, who are allied to the Houthi Ansarullah movement, had earlier seized the facility.
According to Yemeni TV, anti-aircraft guns fired at Saudi warplanes invading Sana’a.
The blatant invasion of Yemen’s sovereignty by Saudi government comes against a backdrop of total silence on the part of international bodies, especially the United Nations. The world body has so far failed to show any reaction whatsoever to violation of the sovereignty of one of its members by Riyadh.