VIDEO: Millions of Yemeni People Rally to Support Supreme Political Council

Sat Aug 20, 2016 13:55:59

Millions of people have rallied in Yemen to voice their strong support for a political body recently formed to run the country in the face of a Saudi military campaign to reinstate a former president.

People took to the streets in the capital in their millions before converging on a main square to support the Supreme Political Council, formed after peace talks with the Saudi side broke down recently.

They waved national Yemeni flags and chanted slogans like “We will sacrifice our souls and blood for the sake of Yemen,” as patriotic songs played.

They also carried placards with messages reading, “Reforms are the most efficient popular force in the face of enemies” in Arabic in an apparent reference to Saudi Arabia and Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has resigned as Yemen’s president but has pled to Riyadh to have him reinstated.

Yemen’s parliament also on August 13 held its first session since the outbreak of conflict there 17 months ago.

The parliamentarians unanimously voted in favor of the newly-formed Supreme Political Council, formally stripping Hadi of any legitimacy.

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