Sana’a (GPA) – Millions of Yemenis poured into the streets yesterday to celebrate the third anniversary of the September 21st People’s Revolution. One of the highlights from yesterday’s rally included parading UAE armored vehicles seized during battle.
The Saudi-backed coalition against Yemen includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, as well as most members of the Gulf Cooperation Council and many other allied nations. This coalition enjoys significant military support from western allies such as the United States and the United Kingdom.
The Saudi-led war against Yemen has killed tens of thousands from air strikes alone. Targets typically include civilian homes, farms, factories, roads, and just about anything imaginable besides military targets.
he ongoing siege and blockade have also killed tens of thousands, however, this number is harder to track. Thousands have died due to a globally unprecedented cholera outbreak which has infected nearly 600,000– mostly women and children.
The destruction of Yemen and humanitarian disaster is not an unfortunate side effect, but rather part of the Saudi’s strategy as they attempt to beat Yemen into submission.
Saudi Arabia started bombing Yemen just months after revolutionary forces took control of the capital city Sana’a. Their goal in the war is to prop up the puppet government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. Yemen’s resistance movement, Ansarullah, expelled Hadi from the capital on September 21st, 20014.
The photos below depict Yemen’s resistance parading a seized UAE armored vehicle through the streets of Sana’a as a symbol of their resilience, power, and motivation.
Photos credit: فضل آلمهدي and Yemen military media
Founder and editor of Geopolitics Alert, Randi Nord is a US-based geopolitical analyst and content strategist. She covers US imperialism with a special focus on Yemen, Iran, and Lebanon. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she started learning about the media’s pivotal role in selling “humanitarian” interventions as a teenager during the aftermath of 9/11 and Iraq war. Randi Nord has lived in the Empire’s neoliberal tropical paradise (the Kingdom of Hawai’i) and Lebanon. She frequently participates in the UN Human Rights Council as a guest of NGOs speaking on behalf of the Yemeni people.