Protesters urge end to Saudi invasion of Yemen

Protesters have once again amassed in Yemen’s capital of Sana’a in condemnation of the Saudi invasion of their country.

The demonstrators chanted anti-Saudi slogans and slammed other Arab countries that have been cooperating with Saudi Arabia in its aggression against Yemen.

The protesters carried banners reading “Stop the war on Yemen.” Some held posters showing children who have fallen victim to the Saudi bombardments.

Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes on its southern neighbor at Wednesday midnight to defeat Houthi movement’s Ansarullah fighters. Thousands of Yemenis hit the streets on the following day to vent anger at what they call foreign intervention in their country.

Riyadh says it has launched the airstrikes to defend the “legitimate government” of Yemen’s fugitive president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who fled to the Saudi capital on March 26, upon his request.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries. The Yemeni parliament did not approve his resignation, however.

Doctor Ali Sarieh, the director of medical emergencies at the Yemeni Health Ministry, told the official military news service, 26september, on Sunday that the Saudi aerial attacks on Yemen have killed 35 people and wounded 88 others.

He added that Saudi military aircraft pounded areas in the Sana’a Province, where Ansarullah revolutionaries are in charge of the embattled seat of government, as well as the northwestern and western provinces of Sa’ada and Hudaydah.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday that negotiations “remain the only chance to prevent long, drawn-out conflict” in Yemen. There, however, was no sign of condemnation of the Saudi invasion in the UN chief’s remarks.

By Press TV