Thousands of Yemenis take to the streets in the capital Sana’a to protest against Saudi
Arabia’s refusal to allow them to perform the Hajj pilgrimage.
The protesters on الجمعة expressed their deep anger at Riyadh’s decision to deny thousands
of Yemeni pilgrims a visit to the holy shrines in Mecca and Medina. They said Saudi Arabia
has clearly violated its religious responsibility regarding the Hajj pilgrimage.
The protesters also condemned what they called the “hysteric bombardment” of innocent
people in towns and villages across Yemen, especially a recent one in Sana’a, where dozens
of people including women and children were killed.
During the rally, Daifallah Rasam, the tribal cohesion, talked about the importance of the
Yemeni tribe in building the nation and defend the sovereignty and dignity of the country.