Protests Strike Yemen

Protests Strike Yemen

Protests and civil disobedience in the southern governorates continued to protest against the deteriorating economic conditions caused by the collapse of the local currency rate due to the policy of the government of Hadi and the Arab Coalition.

Three of the largest cities in Hadramout governorate have lived continued protests and civil disobedience for four days of the uprising against the high prices and demanding economic reforms after the collapse of the Yemeni riyal in front of the dollar.

In the city of Say'un, the second largest city in the governorate of Hadramout, the city witnessed civil disobedience for four consecutive days. The closure of shops and the suspension of government institutions for three days in a row.

The city of Qatten, as well, in the Valley of Hadramout, witnessed a civil disobedience and a protest march in the streets of the city, in rejection of high prices due to the deterioration of the local currency.

Other governorates as Aden, Dhali, and Abyan held protests as well against the Yemeni government.

The Yemeni governorates, especially the southern and eastern ones, which are under the control of the Yemeni government, are witnessing protests and riots some days ago due to the collapse of the currency and the rise in prices.

In the time where there are concerns by the Yemeni people about their situation, Hadi has being exposed to an ailment in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, and the sources said that he would remain in the United States until the UN General Assembly this month.

The Yemeni riyal witnessed a sharp decline in the past days, where the price of one US dollar equaled 600 YR. That collapse offset by a significant rise in food prices.

For nearly four years, Yemen has been waging a war between the Yemeni army forces, backed by the Arab-led coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the Houthi militants.

The US dollar at the beginning of 2015, equivalent to 215 Yemeni riyals, but the continuation of the war, caused a continuous decline, until today exceeded 600 Yemeni riyals.