UAE-organised festival in Socotra turns into mass protest against Emirati occupation

UAE-organised festival in Socotra turns into mass protest against Emirati occupation

Residents of Socotra Island have on Saturday turned the so-called Zayed Festival, which was being organisedd by the UAE occupation forces in the Noujd region, into demonstrations demanding the total expulsion of UAE occupation troops from the archipelago.

At a mass wedding named the Zayed Festival, which was organised by the Khalifa Foundation and the UAE Red Crescent, the protesters chanted slogans demanding the departure of the UAE occupation.

Activists on social media also circulated videos of popular demonstrations in the Noujd area.

“The crisis of confidence between Scotra’s residents and the actions of the UAE has become even more clear,” journalist Abdullah Badahen wrote, referring to the fact that a festival organised by the UAE ended up turning against it.

“Socotra’s sons now know the reality of the UAE projects and their main objective, which they describe as occupation.”

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