In Yemen, tens of thousands of protesters marched in the capital Sana’a Monday, condemning former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s designation of Houthi rebels as a terrorist organization. Aid groups warn the designation will only exacerbate Yemen’s humanitarian crisis — already the worst in the world, with millions facing famine.
In Ontario, Canada, antiwar activists held a nonviolent civil disobedience protest Monday, sitting in the path of trucks carrying armored vehicles bound for Saudi Arabia. It was part of a global day of action against the war in Yemen. This is Rachel Small, an organizer with the group World Beyond War.
Rachel Small: “We’re here today demanding that Canada cancel its arms trade to Saudi Arabia, that companies such as Paddock Transport International, who ships the arms, GDLS, who produces the tanks — we’re demanding that they immediately stop being complicit in arming Saudi Arabia and sending weapons to the worst humanitarian situation on the planet.”