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Yemeni Protesters Condemn U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War and Blockade – Democracy Now!

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In Yemen, the Saudi-led military coalition has launched air raids on the capital, Sanaa, with reports of massive explosions in the city’s northern neighborhoods. Saudi officials said they targeted Houthi military sites in retaliation for the rebel group’s drone attacks Saturday on sites in Saudi Arabia, including a major oil hub in Jeddah.
The latest violence comes after thousands of people marched through the streets of Sanaa Monday protesting U.S. support for the Saudi-led military coalition. 
Abu Mahran Al-Samawi: “We the Yemeni people took to the streets today to denounce the military escalation carried out by America, the economic blockade and the continuation of aggression. We had thought that when Joe Biden took office, he would keep his promises on stopping the war on Yemen, and open the airport in Sanaa. It turned out that all the talk was a lie.”

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