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Hundreds of Thousands Gather in Massive Protest to US-Sponsored Saudi Terrorism in Yemen

Women and men supporting the Houthi movement and Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh attend a joint rally to mark two years of the military intervention by the Saudi-led coalition, in Sanaa, Yemen March 26, 2017. PHOTO: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

By Claire Bernish | 27 March 2017

FREE THOUGHT PROJECT — Sana’a, Yemen — Hundreds of thousands took to the streets in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a to protest the second anniversary of the invasion by Saudi Arabia, as well as the ongoing military offensive by the loosely U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition of nine nations attempting to crush the Shia Houthi rebellion.

“I participated in the protests against the aggression (by the Saudi-led coalition), maybe our voice will be heard by the world over to stop the war,” the Associated Press quoted protester, Ahmed Mohsen, who, along with war-weary throngs of others — participated to try to call attention to the U.S.’ other major conflict.

“Two years of wanton violence and bloodshed, thousands of deaths and millions of people desperate for their basic rights to food, water, health and security,” railed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, “enough is enough.”

Although official crowd totals have not been confirmed, immense crowds clogged the capital city’s streets as supportive and direct actions by the United States military ratcheted up significantly in recent weeks under the nascent Trump administration. […]
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