SANA’A (Dispatches) – Yemenis have taken to the streets in several cities across the country to decry the Saudi-led coalition for targeting civilians in its war on the impoverished nation.
Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported that students staged rallies in the western coastal province of Hudaydah on Wednesday to protest against the ongoing Saudi aggression on the country.
The demonstrators denounced the Saudi-led coalition for targeting residential neighborhoods.
They also stressed that the crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition won’t undermine the determination of the Yemeni people to confront the aggressors.
The participants in the protests also reiterated their support for the attacks carried out by the Yemeni army and allied fighters from Popular Committees to retaliate for the crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition.
Similar protests also took place in the capital Sana’a.
They condemned the “brutal massacre” committed against the Yemeni people by the aggressors on a daily basis and the “suffocating siege” imposed on the impoverished nation.
The protesters also urged Yemeni forces to step up their retaliatory attacks and also decried the international community’s silence on the killing of Yemenis.
Saudi Arabia launched the war on Yemen in March 2015 with the participation of the United Arab Emirates and other countries and extensive military support from the United States and the Europeans.
The war was launched to eliminate Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and reinstall former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.
The war, accompanied by a tight siege, has failed to reach its goals, but it has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemeni people and displaced millions more. It has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases there.
Despite heavily-armed Saudi Arabia’s incessant bombardment of the impoverished country, the Yemeni armed forces have gradually grown stronger, leaving Riyadh and its allies bogged down in the country.