Enough is Enough. Just one of the chants heard by the hundreds of pro-Yemen activists, who descended onto central London over the weekend, to vent their anger at the lack of mainstream media coverage of the devastating conflict.
The demonstrators first target was the BBC, where they then marched onto the Saudi Arabian Embassy before pushing on towards Downing Street.
It has been over 5 years since the Saudi-led coalition began bombing and blockading Yemen. In that time, western powers, like the UK, have profited greatly via arms sales to anti-Yemen Arab regimes.
The UK’s leading arms dealer BAE Systems made £2.5 billion from Saudi in 2019 alone and £15 billion between 2015 and 2019.
With more action planned by event organisers for next week, perhaps public attention will finally being to shift towards Yemen, the world’s worst man-made humanitarian crisis.