Protests in solidarity with Yemen held in San Francisco and Albuquerque

ANSWER Coalition chapters in San Francisco and Albuquerque were main organizers of recent demonstrations against the U.S.-Saudi war on Yemen.

San Francisco, California

Close to 200 protesters gathered at United Nations Plaza in San Francisco at 2 pm on November 3 to rally and march against the ongoing U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war on Yemen. The protest was organized by the Yemeni Alliance Committee and the Yemeni Freedom Council. Many allied organizations and community members were present to speak out against the illegal war which has caused what the UN refers to as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Since March of 2015, the U.S. has been backing the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Currently the U.S. provides mid-air refueling to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates jets that conduct airstrikes in Yemen as well as assistance with bomb targeting and logistical and intelligence support. The bombing campaign supports a blockade that prevents food and medicine from reaching the people of Yemen.

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San Francisco, Nov. 3

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

On October 26, demonstrators gathered in Albuquerque calling for an end to U.S. intervention and imperialism.

The speak out event was organized by the ANSWER Coalition and co-hosted by Stop the War Machine. Speakers included local members of ANSWER and the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

Demonstrators held signs that read “Hands off Yemen” and “U.S. out of the Middle East” gathered at First and Central avenues in downtown Albuquerque. Passersby—by foot or car—took notice of the demonstration and responded with positive approval, whether by honking horns or with encouraging shout-outs. These bustling city streets had the usual noise of a Friday evening with heavy car and foot traffic but the loud chants of the comrades could be easily heard.

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Albuquerque, N.M., Oct. 26

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