Jan 21, 2021 06:09 UTC
  • Yemenis protest against US blacklisting of Ansarullah movement

Yemenis have protested against a move by Washington to label the Ansarullah movement as a “terrorist” organization.

According to Press TV, the streets of the capital Sana’a as well as those in several towns of the province of Ibb on Wednesday witnessed demonstrations against the US.

The White House is the “main sponsor of terrorism in the world.” That is what the crowd in the Yemeni capital chanted.

“We've come out to say the United States is the mother of terrorism and doesn't have the right to classify anyone as terrorist,” a demonstrator said.

Hizam al-Assad, a member of the political office of Ansarullah, denounced the “continued aggression against the Yemeni people by US administrations.”

In Ibb, protests were held in four districts including Yarim.

Yemeni protesters believe the "foolish" move by the US aims to help tighten the Saudi-led siege of Yemen.

On January 10, then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the designation in defiance of aid groups who fear worsening of a humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.

The United Nations, the European Union, and aid groups, as well as lawmakers inside the United States have censured the move.