Several Yemeni cities are seeing hundreds of thousands of people flock to take part in demonstrations marking “Al-Walaya Day”.
The Al-Walaya day’s anniversary in the Islamic calendar marks18 Dhu al-Hijjah. Many Muslims across the world commemorate this day, on which Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib was openly declared by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to be his mawla.
The organizing committee for the events identified dozens of squares in the capital Sana’a and several other Yemeni provinces for the rallies.
The event is expected to take place in all provinces under control of national Salvation government including Marib, Taiz, Bayda and Dhala.