The city of Shihr in Hadhramaut Governorate has witnessed a mass protest on Sunday,l by people rejecting and denouncing the collapsing living standards, the deterioration of economic conditions and the decline in necessary services, especially electricity and water.
The protesters pointed out that the authorities of the government loyal to the Saudi-led coalition in the province were clearly unable to meet the citizens’ service requirements or to intervene to alleviate their living suffering, and have remained a spectator to the dire and frightening situation that has befallen the people.
The protest, which was organized by the “Ahrar Movement” in the city of Shihr, stressed the need to open the port of Shihr, which is the vital and main port of the city, in order to dedicate its revenues to the revival of the economy and trade, as well as to generate benefits for the population and provide job opportunities.
The protesters called for the revocation of the fuel price increase, especially since diesel was produced locally.
They emphasised that the decision to raise the prices of oil derivatives in Yemen’s largest crude oil-producing governorate was only possible in light of the rampant corruption and government irresponsibility.
The protesters also called for the dismissal of the Oil Company’s manager due to repeated increases in oil derivatives prices without prior notice or an explanation of that increase.