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Yemeni people take to the streets in the capital Sana’a to condemn Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes against and a recent UN sanctions resolution targeting Houthi movement, April 16, 2015.

Yemeni people have taken to the streets in the capital city of Sana’a to condemn Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes against their country and a recent UN sanctions resolution targeting Houthi movement.

The protesters shouted slogans against Saudi Arabia and the United States, emphasizing that Yemeni nation cannot be brought to its knees through airstrikes.

They also called Saudi Arabia as an ally to Israel, emphasizing that the airstrikes will not shatter people’s resistance.

They noted that the recent resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on Ansarullah fighters was meant to make people cut their support for the revolution, but Yemenis will bow to nobody except God.

“With UNSC resolution they wanted to terrorize you because their airstrikes failed to terrorize you, their missiles did not shake you, so they hoped this resolution would shake you and your steadfastness,” a lecturer told the demonstrators.

He added that the massive turnout of protesters would send the message to those behind the UN resolution that Yemeni people will bow to nobody but God.

Another lecturer lashed out at the ruling Al Saud for what he called its continued support for terrorism and oppression.

“Al Saud, this unjust family, it will fall. This is a family which is financing al-Qaeda and ISIL,” he said to demonstrators who were chanting slogans against the Saudi royal family.

“Down, Down to Al-Saud,” the demonstrators said, while expressing their solidarity with Saudi Arabia’s people in Eastern Province who have been protesting against the Al Saud rulers since an uprising began in 2011.

“We say to the world that the Qatif (capital of Eastern Province) Revolution is a revolution of free people, it is a real revolution,” a lectured said.

The demonstrators condemned the ongoing aggression of Saudi Arabia on the Yemeni people, calling on the international community to take swift action against the Saudi strikes.

“These forces of criminality and those serving them, they are fanning the flames of hatred against the Yemeni people,” a statement read out at the protest rally said, adding that the attacks on the Arab country are meant to force people to bow to pressures.

“They (the aggressors) are the ones who are isolating and besieging the people, denying people medication and food,” it said, noting, “The people of Yemen cannot be silent on this aggression and they will not forgive those committing this massacre.”

The demonstrators also condemned the slaughtering of people in Yemen and elsewhere in other countries by terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIL, saying that the revolutionaries of Yemen will continue their fight against these terrorists until they are completely eliminated in the country.

In the statement, the demonstrators also slammed what they called the joint Saudi-American crimes against the Yemeni people and called for an international probe into brutalities committed against civilians.

“We call on the international community to condemn this unjustified aggression and urge them not to stand with the oppressor against the oppressed.”

Saudi Arabia started its military aggression against Yemen on March 26, without a UN mandate, in a bid to restore power to fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a close ally of Riyadh.

Civilians and Yemeni infrastructure have been the target of the Saudi aggression against the Arabian Peninsula State.

According to sources in the Yemeni Army, around 2,600 people have been killed in the Saudi aggression over the past three weeks.

The humanitarian situation in Yemen is rapidly deteriorating. Many international aid organizations have sought clearances to dispatch medical and other humanitarian supplies by air and sea to civilians in need.

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