In Washington, D.C., activists have laid 5,000 flowers onto the lawn of the U.S. Capitol to symbolize the 5,000 Yemeni children who have been killed or injured in the ongoing U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen. The protest comes as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is slated to arrive in Washington today to meet with President Trump. On Monday, activists called on lawmakers to support a new bipartisan resolution—Senate Joint Resolution 54—to end the U.S. military involvement in Yemen within 30 days, unless Congress formally authorizes the military action. This is activist Iram Ali.
Iram Ali: “This is one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world right now, and it is still ongoing, when it can be stopped with just passing this legislation and allowing humanitarian aid in.”
The bipartisan legislation could be voted on as early as today.