Protests rock the Saudi-led government "capital" of Aden

Protests rock the Saudi-led government "capital" of Aden

The port city of Aden has on Monday evening witnessed popular protests against the deterioration of services and the poor living conditions in the city.

Eyewitnesses stated that dozens of protesters gathered in front of the National Bank in the Crater area, burned dozens of tires and cut off all roads leading to the Central Bank run by the Hadi puppet government.

According to witnesses, the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia elements fired shots in an attempt to suppress and disperse the demonstrators who are demanding better living conditions, electricity, health and water services in the city.


The protesters called for civil disobedience and chanted slogans against the Saudi-led coalition, claiming that its starvation policies had led the southern provinces into disaster.

The Aden protests come two days after the outbreak of a popular uprising in Mukalla city, the capital of Hadhramaut province, which later spread to the cities of Shihr and Ghail Bawazir, and in which people are also calling for improved living conditions as well as better electricity and water services.