Socotra residents protest against Emirati occupation

Socotra residents protest against Emirati occupation

Popular anger in the occupied island of Socotra is escalating from day to day, reports show.

On Friday, dozens of its residents removed military barriers built by the Southern Transitional Council (STC) mercenaries in the Shuaab area.

The people declared their rejection of the armed operations on the protected lands in their areas and their conversion into military areas of the Emirati occupation forces.

The people promised to escalate further and organise widespread popular protests against the presence of the Emirati occupation.

Local sources in the Socotra Archipelago Governorate confirmed that an Emirati electricity company has begun uprooting government electricity meters from citizens’ homes and shops, under protection of the STC, and replacing them with Emirati versions.