Mass protests against occupation hit Hadhramaut city of Mukalla

Mass protests against occupation hit Hadhramaut city of Mukalla

Angry protests have escalated Sunday evening in the occupied city of Mukalla, Hadramaut, province.

Protesters blocked roads and burned tires in several streets of the city, amid Saudi-led security deployments and fears of clashes between protesters and pro-Hadi security personnel.

Earlier in the day, dozens of citizens in Mukalla city staged massive protests against the difficult economic situation in the occupied governorates in the south of Yemen.

According to sources, the protests came in rejection of the rise in currency exchange rates, which resulted in a significant deterioration of living conditions.

Following these protests, the city witnessed unprecedented riots, as a number of protesters set fire to car tires in front of the gates of a school in the city.

Another group of protesters cut off the main streets, disrupting traffic.

Released photos show the protests escalated on Sunday evening, expanding their area to many streets of the city, burning tires and cutting off roads with stones and contraband, as well as storming a number of government headquarters.

The southern Yemeni governorates have recently been witnessing a state of widespread discontent among citizens, as a result of the lack of services and economic deterioration.