Activists block rail route for General Dynamics armoured vehicles bound for Saudi Arabia

Activists block rail route for General Dynamics armoured vehicles bound for Saudi Arabia

Members of anti-war organizations World BEYOND War, Labour Against the Arms Trade, and People for Peace London blocked railway tracks near General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, a London-area company manufacturing light armoured vehicles (LAVs) for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, NB Media Co-op Organization reported.

The activists called on General Dynamics to end its complicity in the brutal Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen and on the Canadian government to end arms exports to Saudi Arabia and expand humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen.

Today marks the sixth anniversary of the Saudi-led, Western-backed coalition’s intervention in Yemen’s civil war, leading to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

It is estimated that 24 million Yemenis need humanitarian assistance – some 80% of the population – which is being thwarted by the Saudi-led coalition’s land, air, and naval blockade of the country.

Since 2015, this blockade has prevented food, fuel, commercial goods and aid from entering Yemen.

According to the World Food Program, nearly 50,000 people in Yemen are already living in famine-like conditions with 5 million just a step away.

Source: NB Media Co-op

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