Armed Houthi aggression against those celebrating the flags of the Republic of YemenEnglish - Wednesday 27 September 2023 الساعة 07:10 pm
On Tuesday, gunmen wearing military uniforms attacked those celebrating the September 26 Revolution in the streets of the city of Sanaa, which has been under the control of the Houthi militia - the Iranian arm in Yemen, since its coup in September 2014.
Activists on social media published video clips showing armed elements in the ranks of the Houthi militia attacking citizens who voluntarily raised the flags of the Republic of Yemen in celebration of the occasion.
A circulating video clip showed a citizen waving the flag of the Republic of Yemen, before the assailant attacked him from behind by hitting him with the butt of a rifle.
Activists within the ranks of the Houthi group launched an intimidation campaign that slandered Yemeni women who participated in the spontaneous event by raising the flags of the Republic of Yemen and chanting slogans and national anthems.
Last night, Sanaa residents went out in their cars waving the flags of the Republic of Yemen from the windows and roof hatches of their cars, chanting national anthems that sing of the September 26 revolution, and chanting slogans.
Eyewitnesses reported that clashes and stone throwing took place between those celebrating the September 26 Revolution and armed men in the ranks of the Houthi militia at Remas Tour, the intersection of Haddah Street, in the Al-Sabeen District, south of the city of Sana'a.
Since the morning of Tuesday, September 26, 2023, the Houthi militia has deployed masked gunmen in its ranks at the entrances and center of the city of Sanaa and at the entrances to the side streets of the areas of Al-Sabeen, Haddah, and Tahrir Square