Hadhramaut Saudi-led authorities impose curfew in response to popular protests

Hadhramaut Saudi-led authorities impose curfew in response to popular protests

he local authorities loyal to the Saudi-led coalition in Hadhramaut province have on Thursday imposed a curfew, after a popular uprising demanding the departure of the coalition forces and the Hadi puppet government from the province.

Hadhramaut’s governor Faraj al-Bahsani, who is appointed by the coalition, issued a decision to impose a partial curfew from 8 pm until 6 am until further notice.

The pro-coalition authorities justified the decision by saying that it came “due to the riots, vandalism and chaos that the province is going through,” describing the protesters as “intrusive elements.”

On the other hand, the Education Office in Mukalla city, the capital of Hadhramaut, has taken a decision to suspend studies in all schools for a period of one week, as of next Sunday.

Since the beginning of this week, several cities of Hadhramaut, including Mukalla, Shiehr, Tarim, and Ghail Bawazir, have witnessed protests and rallies condemning the deteriorating living conditions and frequent power cuts, which led to the death of a young citizen named Salem Buqshan.

Observers responded by saying that the curfew is aimed at suppressing these popular protests.

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