Fri May 8, 2015 1:22PM
The demonstrators on Friday chanted slogans against Saudi Arabia, the United States, and the Israeli regime amid deadly Saudi airstrikes against the country.
“King Salman you are the loser you will be defeated,” the demonstrators chanted, adding “Down with the US. Down with the Israel,” and “In the end we will be triumphant.”
An speaker addressing the protesters said, “Those who have betrayed Yemen and have signed an agreement with Riyadh to sell out the nation of Yemen will be forgotten in time.”
“The Yemeni people will stand strong in the face of this aggression,” he added, stressing, “The aggression and alliance against Yemen has begun to disintegrate.”
Historian, Abdullah Khomein, who was one of the speakers during the rally, described Yemeni people as “courageous and generous,” stressing that the aggressors “should understand that we are strong and we will stand in our land.”
Noting that Yemen is an Arab nation and part of the Arabian Peninsula, the speaker said Yemen’s history goes even before the Pharaohs.
He further condemned “the Saudi and Zionist aggression” against Yemen, saying, “We are against Saudi intervention against Yemen…. We are living some harsh days. We are living days of pride.”
Another speaker said, “We will continue to liberate every single meter of our land,” another speaker said, adding that the aggressors aim to “transform Yemen into a land of conflict, but we will resist.”
He also warned the aggressors against the reprisal by the Yemeni people, stressing, “We will come for you.”
Saudi Arabia started its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and to restore power to the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.
The Saudis claim the airstrikes only target military positions. However, reports show civilians and infrastructure in civilian areas are being attacked.
In a recent report, Human Rights Watch said evidence shows Saudi Arabia has used cluster munitions in the northern province of Sa’ada in recent weeks.
Over 1,200 people, including many women and children, have lost their lives in the Saudi airstrikes since March 26.