Mass demonstration in London in solidarity with Yemen – Photos

Hundreds of people took to the streets in London on Sunday to protest against the continued Saudi-led war and blockade on Yemen.

A large number of activists, British citizens and members of Arab and Muslim groups in London, in front of BBC headquarters, started a mass demonstration, in solidarity with the victims of Yemen who have been killed as a result of the war, calling on the British government to intervene to stop the five-year Saudi-led war against Yemen.

The participants, in the demonstration which is the largest among the previous demonstrations against the war in Yemen, chanted slogans and chants condemning the crimes of the Saudi-led coalition against the Yemenis, rejecting the blockade imposed on the poorest  Arab country.

The participants raised banners that roamed the streets of London, condemning the war on Yemen, and called on the British government to stop military and arms deals with the UAE and Saudi Arabia, demanding to cut military ties with Saudi Arabia against the background of its crimes.

The activists distributed leaflets to the participants over the violations committed by the Saudi coalition in Yemen, which caused the killing and injuring thousands and displacing millions, in addition to the famine and diseases that spread because of the siege.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to subdue an uprising that toppled a regime friendly to Riyadh.

The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 100,000 lives over the past five years.

More than half of Yemen’s hospitals and clinics have been destroyed or closed during the war by the Saudi-led coalition, which is supported militarily by the UK, the US and other Western countries.