Protesting workers and farmers blockade Saudi military base

Protesting workers and farmers blockade Saudi military base

Local protesters have on Monday blocked the main gate of Al-Anad military base in Lahj province, southern Yemen.

Local sources said that a number of workers and farmers burned damaged tires and trees at the gate of the military base, and prevented vehicles and troop carriers belonging to the Saudi forces from entering the base, demanding the payment of their financial dues.

The Saudi military forces recently and suddenly laid off the workers without paying their financial dues, according to Al-Ayyam news outlet.

Dozens of local farmers claiming payment for their land areas that were taken over by the Saudi forces within the garrison of the military base joined the protesting workers.

The escalating protests at the Al-Anad base came amid military tensions between the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council and militants affiliated with the Islah Party.

Join the discussion