Mass rallies in Saudi-held Lahj and Abyan provinces demand expulsion of puppet government

Mass rallies in Saudi-held Lahj and Abyan provinces demand expulsion of puppet government

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Lahj and Abyan provinces, south of Yemen, on Tuesday to protest against the deterioration of living conditions.

At a protest rally, the protesters set fire to tyres in the main streets of city of Al-Houta of Lahj. The protesters called for the governor, Ahmed Turki, who was appointed by Hadi’s government, to step down and leave.

Hundreds of citizens in Abyan province also demonstrated in front of the headquarters of governor Abu Bakr Hussein, demanding his expulsion from the office due to his “utter failure in managing the province,” amid accusations of his depleting resources to fund the Islah Party.

The protesters raised banners denouncing the deterioration of living conditions and rising food prices.

In the two rallies, the participants accused the Lahj and Abyan leadership, which both belong to the Islah Party, of failing to control economic and security conditions and to improve the essential services.

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