Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis rally to celebrate seventh anniversary of September 21 Revolution

Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis rally to celebrate seventh anniversary of September 21 Revolution

Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis in the capital Sana’a and a number of provinces have on Tuesday staged mass rallies to mark the 7th anniversary of the September 21 Revolution of 2014.

In the rallies, the participants raised the flags of the Republic of Yemen and banners expressing the happiness of the Yemeni people on this national occasion, which comes as Yemen is fighting a battle of against Saudi-led occupation.

The crowds chanted slogans emphasising that the Yemeni people will move forward until the revolution’s goals are achieved fully, in terms of liberation and independence from foreign domination and tutelage, as well as the preservation of the sovereignty of Yemen and the independence of its political decision making.

For his part, Prime Minister Dr. Abdulaziz bin Habtoor, congratulated during the march in the capital Sana’a the Leader of the Revolution, Sayyid Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, and the President of the Supreme Political Council, Mahdi al-Mashat.

Prime Minister Bin Habtoor affirmed that the Yemeni people “will continue in the battle of steadfastness and liberation of all the lands of the Republic of Yemen from the invaders and occupiers.”

In addition, the statement issued by the march affirmed that the Yemeni people “will continue to confront the Saudi-led aggression and liberate every inch of the territory of the Republic of Yemen.”

On 21 September 2014, the Yemeni revolutionary movement overthrew the government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, after years of popular unrest caused by deeply rooted corruption, cronyism and widespread poverty in the country. Soon after, Hadi fled to Aden and later to Saudi Arabia and backed the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen, which has been targeting the country since March 2015.

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