Large crowds of people in several countries have taken part in a series of protest rallies to condemn the Saudi invasion of Yemen.
On Friday, tens of thousands of protesters held a massive rally outside al-Aqsa mosque compound in al-Quds (Jerusalem) following the Friday prayers.
The angry Palestinian demonstrators chanted slogans against the Saudi intervention in Yemen.
Bahrainis slam Saudi aggression
Meanwhile, some other protests were also held on Friday in the Bahraini village of Duraz and other regions to condemn the Saudi aggression.
Bahraini regime forces have also arrested a prominent opposition leader for condemning Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes in Yemen.
Secretary General of the National Democratic Assembly, Fadhel Abbas, was detained after calling the strikes an act of aggression and a violation of human rights.
The Manama regime has expressed support for the Saudi intervention in Yemen.
Supporters of Houthi revolutionaries
In Yemen, thousands of people have also taken to the streets of Sana’a to protest against the Saudi-led airstrikes on the city. According to local media reports, around half a million people took part in the anti-Saudi rallies.
Sources say similar demonstrations were also held in several countries across the Mideast and North Africa regions.
Islamabad urged to denounce Saudi invasion
In Pakistan, thousands have held protest rallies against the Saudi invasion of Yemen.
A massive demonstration organized by the Shia Action Committee and some other groups was held in the southern port city of Karachi following the Friday prayers.
The angry demonstrators condemned the Saudi aggression and the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for supporting the Saudi move.
Similar rallies were held in other Pakistani cities, including the capital Islamabad, Lahore, and Quetta.
The protest rallies came a day after Saudi Arabia called on Pakistan to join the coalition.
The administration of Premier Sharif has supported the aggression but it has refrained from joining the airstrikes.
Pakistani government says it has sent a high-level delegation to Saudi Arabia to assess the situation.
Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan has warned Sharif against Joining the Saudi invasion of Yemen.
“Are we entering into another struggle or a war and becoming part of it? I strongly oppose this. I’m saying this on behalf of the whole of Pakistan. Pakistan is fed up with this and people need peace. If we interfere in this (conflict), at the end the fall out will be in Pakistan. There will be more terrorism and more sectarianism. We strongly oppose this,” said Khan, the leader of the Movement of Justice party, on Friday.
Saudi-led warplanes carried out the first airstrikes on Yemen on Thursday, with the aircraft bombarding the capital Sana’a, the northern city of Sa’ada, and Ta’izz in the south.