Sun Jul 14, 2024
July 14, 2024

Yemen – New Protests In Al-Mahra

The Yemenis of Al-Mahra province demonstrated against the construction of a Saudi military basis this week according to Al-Jazeera.
By Fabio Bosco,
Al-Mahra is on the border with Oman. It has been under Saudi and Emirati military control since December 2017. 70% of all Yemeni imports come from Oman through that strategic province.
On top of a military basis to keep the area under military control, the Saudi administration plan to build an oil pipeline and to expand the port.
Locals are uncomfortable with these plans. They understand that Saudi intervention is the main responsible for the destruction of the country and the deep humanitarian crisis what 22-million Yemenis are going through.
This is not the first time the people take the streets against the growing Saudi presence. Other protests took place in April.
On top of Saudi and Emirati troop reduction, locals want their port and airport back.
* Fabio Bosco is a Brazilian activist. This report was written for Socialist Review On The Arab World From A Workers’ Perspective produced by PSTU (IWL-FI Brazilian Section)

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