Thousands of Yemenis protest against US support for Saudi-led coalition
The mobilizations took place in ten out of Yemen's 21 provinces
By News Desk - November 22 2021

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Thousands of people rallied across Yemen on 22 November to condemn the US government’s support of the Saudi-led coalition that since 2015 has waged a brutal war against the Arab world’s poorest country.

Rallying under the slogan “The US is Behind Military and Economic Conflict and Continuation of War and Siege of Yemen,” protesters carrying their national flags flooded the streets and squares of the country’s major cities chanting anti-US and anti-Saudi slogans.

The mobilizations took place in the provinces of Sanaa, Taiz, Hajjah, Amran, Al-Bayda, Rayman, Ibb, Saada, Dhamar, and Hodeidah.

Protesters accuse the US of enabling the Saudi-led coalition’s atrocities by continuing to provide military, technology, and logistical support to the aggressor despite the Biden administration’s announcement in February 2021 that it was ending its support to the coalition.

Meanwhile, Yemeni television network Almasiral reported on 22 November that the Saudi-led coalition has continued to violate the ceasefire Hodeidah province.

According to the report, the coalition violated the ceasefire 399 times during the previous 24 hours, showing very little regard for the agreement since that was established under the Stockholm framework in 2018.

The six year war by the Saudi-led coalition and NATO allies has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions others resulting in what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. The situation has been worsened by the coalition’s frequent airstrikes on social infrastructure such as hospitals, schools and water treatment facilities.

Saudi Arabia  with the support of the US, the United Arab Emirates, and several other countries, invaded Yemen in March 2015 in an unsuccessful attempt at reinstalling the western-friendly government of Yemen’s ousted President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

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