Yemeni protesters denounce Saudi carnage of school children
People in the Yemeni southwestern city of Dhamar have staged demonstration denouncing the recent Saudi attack on a school bus which left dozens of school children in Sa’ada.
Publish date : Sunday 12 August 2018 12:45
Almost no article mentions Britain is arming Saudi Arabia to the teeth as it obliterates Yemen. This is deception by omission.https://t.co/mczzdpvunH
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and banners, the protesters on Saturday chanted slogans against Saudi Arabia and its allies.
On Thursday, the coalition warplanes attacked a school bus in a market in the town of Dahyan in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada. At least 50 civilians, mainly school kids, were killed and nearly 80 others were injured.
A few hours after the deadly strike, UN Secretary General António Guterres denounced the act of aggression and called for an independent investigation into the incident.
According to Yemen's al-Masirah television network, the bus was transporting a group of young schoolchildren attending summer classes of the Holy Qur'an.
I've been going through BBC News coverage of Yemen, the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
Scores killed, even more injured, most under the age of ten. @ICRC_ye sending additional supplies to hospitals to cope with the influx. https://t.co/BBKoiO6bbS
— Johannes Bruwer (@JohannesBruwer1) August 9, 2018
Bruwer, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation to Yemen, said in a posting on Twitter that most of those killed by the airstrike were children younger than 10 years of age.
The Saudi-led coalition, in a defiant statement, has described the massacre as a “legitimate action” to target missile launchers used by Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah fighters to target the southern Saudi city of Jizan. Coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki even claimed that the strike "conformed to international and humanitarian laws.”
The Al Saud regime along with some of its allies, particularly the United Arab Emirates, has been engaged in a deadly war against impoverished Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and crush the popular Ansarullah movement.