Outraged protests in Aden against Saudi-led economical war on Yemen
The city of Aden and other provinces in southern Yemen witnessed civil disobedience and protests, the largest of its kind since the entry of coalition forces in protest against the policies of the coalition countries and the government of Hadi, which led to an insane rise in prices and devaluation of the local currency against the dollar.
In the city of Aden, the state employees refused to do their work while the shops closed their doors in conjunction with mass protests involving thousands of citizens who cut off the main streets in most areas of Aden and raised slogans accusing the coalition countries and the government of Hadi to follow the economic policies that led to the devaluation of the Yemeni riyal through Printing money without foreign exchange coverage, which in turn led to an insane rise in food prices.
Demonstrators, who set tires on fire in large numbers, also accused the coalition and the government of Hadi of starving the people by cutting salaries in tandem with rising prices.
The protesters also raised slogans calling for the overthrow of the government of Hadi and the departure of coalition forces, which they described as the occupation forces, pointing out that the coalition countries, which are some of the richest countries in the world can stop the collapse of the local currency, which recorded the value of 620 riyals per dollar, and that the Saudi-led coalition is behind the collapsing economy.
Southern sources reported that the protests and civil disobedience extended to a number of cities in the provinces of Hadramout, Dali and Lahj, pointing out that there are preparations to escalate protests in various provinces in the coming days.
Citizens in the southern provinces under the control of the UAE and Saudi forces complain of the lack of basic services, essential needs, lack of oil derivatives, madly high commodity prices and difficult living conditions due to deliberate neglect by the government of the Saudi-led coalition.
The Minister of Finance in the Government of National Salvation, Dr. Hussein Abdullah Makbbouli, held the government of Hadi responsible for devaluing the local currency, under the guidance of the capitals of the US-backed coalition through a series of measures aimed at pushing the Yemeni currency to collapse in the context of tightening the economic war on Yemen.
He accused the government of Hadi and the coalition countries of carrying out a series of steps to destroy the economy and the Yemeni currency.
The first step was transferring the central bank from the capital Sana’a to Aden despite the absence of the suitable environment for the transport process, resulting in the loss of political monetary apparatus controlled by Sana’a Cental Bank in the market.
He pointed out that the transfer of the bank to Aden by the coalition caused a waste of revenues, such as the outlet of the deposit, whereas his revenues go to the pocket of the mercenary Hashim al-Ahmar, the revenues of oil and gas in Marib to the pocket of the mercenary Sultan Al-Arada, in addition to discharging a large number of money exchange shops to withdraw the hard currency from market.
Meanwhile, the Finance Minister pointed out that the Saudi regime controls Yemeni oil revenues and is transferring them to the National Bank in Jeddah and not to the Central Bank of Yemen in Sana’a or Aden.
He said the Saudi-led coalition, through the Hadi government, had begun printing hundreds of billions of riyals to create a surplus and a cash bloc of 300 billion riyals, through which hard currency would be withdrawn and riyal would be pushed towards further collapse.
He also held the United Nations part of the responsibility because it allowed the printing of these billions of riyals despite the appeals that were submitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations by the House of Representatives and the Government of National Salvation.