Strike in Taiz Denouncing Deteriorating Living Conditions
The city of Taiz is witnessing a mass demonstration and partial strike denouncing deteriorating economic conditions.
The southwestern city of Yemen, Taiz, witnessed mass demonstrations and the partial striking of shops, denouncing the deteriorating living conditions, the collapse of the local currency, and lack of necessary services.
Protesters raised slogans calling on Hadi government forces and the Saudi-led coalition to quickly intervene and take practical measures to lift the ban on oil exports, operate ports, and find solutions to control the collapse of the riyal against the dollar.
An issued statement described the government's disregard for the tragedies in the city of Taiz due to the government withholding salaries, credits, and allocations for the governorate.
As a preliminary step, the strike included a number of commercial neighborhoods, vowing to escalate and strike if their demands were not met.
Two days ago, the head of the UAE-backed "Southern Transitional Council" in Yemen, Abidros Al-Zubaidi declared a state of emergency in Yemen, raising combat readiness in all of Yemen's governorates.
Saudi TV also reported the issuance of a joint Saudi-Emirati-American-British statement on the situation of the economy in Yemen, stressing the necessity to the return of Hadi's government to the city of Aden, urging it to accelerate necessary steps to achieve economic stability.