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Britons Readying to Rally in Protest at Saudi Invasion of Yemen

British protesters are scheduled to amass outside the building of Saudi Arabian embassy in London in condemnation of the Saudi-led military aggression against Yemen.

“(We are) getting ready to say hands off Yemen at the Saudi embassy” John Rees with the ‘Stop The War Coalition’ in London said in an announcement posted on his official Facebook page on Saturday.

Rees posted a picture representing too many placards with the caption, “Hands off Yemen”.

On Friday, after days of debating, Pakistani lawmakers adopted a resolution rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its military aggression against Yemen. The member of parliaments called on the warring parties to resolve the conflict through peaceful dialogue.

They unanimously voted in favor of a resolution saying that “Pakistan should maintain neutrality in the Yemen conflict so as to be able to play a proactive diplomatic role to end the crisis”.

Following Pakistan’s decision to stay out of Yemen’s conflict, Saudi Arabia prevented a Pakistani airplane from entering its airspace on Friday.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 17 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed over 1010 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. The attacks have also left more than 2200 people injured.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Five Persian Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait — and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.

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