Press TV – Thousands of Yemenis have taken to the streets of the port city of Hudaydah to protest against the Saudi-led aggression and to condemn the United Nations’ silence.
Residents of Tihamah region, which encompasses Hudaydah, staged a rally in the city on Friday to protest against the Saudi aggression, stressing that the invaders seek to dominate Yemen.
In a statement issued on Friday, the protesters voiced their support to the Yemeni army and popular committees in their battle against the Saudi invaders and their agents.
The statement also held Saudi Arabia, the UAE and their allies responsible for the crimes committed in the war and the consequences of the Saudi-led blockade.
It also called on the United Nations to shoulder its responsibility to protect the civilians and ensure the delivery of humanitarian assistance to them.
The protesters also condemned the stance of the UN on the humanitarian crisis in Hudaydah, considering its silence as evidence to its complicity in the aggression and its support for the invaders.
During the protest, the deputy governor of Hudaydah, Sheikh Ali Qeshr, stressed that the province will be turned into “a graveyard for any aggressor” by Yemeni forces.
The coalition has been waging a war on the Arab world’s already most impoverished country to restore its former Saudi-allied officials. Yemen’s Health Ministry says more than 600,000 people have either been killed or injured during the three-year-old invasion.
The combination of the war and blockade has brought the country close to the edge of famine.
The Saudi-led alliance has been waging a full-on battle since June 13 to occupy the port city of al-Hudaydah, which receives the bulk of the country’s food and fuel supplies.
Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement which has been defending the country against the invaders together with its allies has, however, refused to give up the port.