Renewed Protests Erupt in Taiz
The Yemeni city is facing widespread protests against the Hadi government forces and the Saudi-led coalition.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported widespread protests in the Yemeni city of Taiz against the Hadi government forces and the Saudi-led coalition. The collapsed value of the Yemeni riyal and and dire economic situation has left Yemenis distraught.
Demonstrators blocked major roads in the center of the city, tore pictures photographs of the President, and demanded him and the Saudi-led coalition to leave the country.
Protesters were attacked by live ammunition from security forces and armed men in civilian clothing.
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Last week the city witnessed similar protests denouncing the deteriorating living conditions, the collapse of the local currency, and lack of basic services.
At the time Protesters raised slogans calling on Hadi government forces and the Saudi-led coalition to quickly intervene and take practical measures to operate vital ports, lift the ban on oil exports, and find solutions to control the collapse of the riyal against the dollar.
Saudi media reported on the economic situation in yemen in a joint statement on September 16th, calling on President Hadi to return to Aden and take all necessary steps to ensure economic stability.
Yemen has experienced the worst collapse in the value of the riyal in its history since the war started 6 years ago. The Yemeni currency has lost 36% of its value within a year, causing significant shortages in food and basic necessities for most of the population.