Protests spreads widely over Yemen war
Italian unions have refused to load electricity generators onto a Saudi Arabian ship with weapons consignments on board in protest against the Riyadh regime’s aggression on Yemen that has left thousands of innocent people dead or injured over the past four years.
“We will not be complicit in what is happening in Yemen,” union leaders said in a statement, with port officials confirming that the generators were blocked on the quay.
“We urge international bodies and human rights organizations to act according to their responsibilities and stop such crimes from happening again by any means possible,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said .
“Countries which have supported the invading forces in Yemen by giving destructive arms and bombs are complicit in these crimes and must be held accountable,” Mousavi added.
Thousands of people , last year, took to the streets in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad to express outrage over the coalition’s aerial bombardment campaign against Yemen, which has killed thousands of innocent civilians and reduced much of the Arab country’s critical infrastructure to rubble.
Iraqi protesters, carrying Iraqi and Yemeni flags as well as banners in condemnation of the coalition, converged in the al-Jadriya neighborhood .
A dozen peace activists in NYC refused food for two weeks in a hunger strike calling for an end to US support for the war on Yemen and arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Late last year,Yemeni-Americans called for an end to the coalition war on their home, at a protest outside the United Nations General Assembly.
At the beggining of the same year,protesters outside the New York City office of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand demand Congress take action to stop US support for the devastating war in Yemen.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.