Observed by: Mr. Alaa Isam
The Southern Movement organized peaceful demonstrations and processions in several southern Yemeni cities on the weekly "Southern Prisoner's Day," which is launched every Thursday in order to demand the release of Southern Movement activists.
Students demonstrated in Dees-Alsharkia in Hadrmout, blocking a main road in the city and chanting against the Yemeni central government, what caused security forces to suppress the students.
As well, the city of Shehr in Hadrmout witnessed another student demonstration in which the students also blocked the streets using burning tires and rocks to hinder the movement of the security patrols.
Sources in the Southern Movement mentioned that the security suppressed a demonstration organized by women in Shuheir town, in Ghil Bawazeer district of Hadrmout.
Four other demonstrations were launched in Abyan; in Rusud, Mahfed, Je'ar, and a central demonstration in Lawder. Speakers in Lawder's demonstration expressed their solidarity with the people of Radfan, "who are under a military and supply siege."
The traffic in a main road links Aden with the Yemeni capital Sana'a was paralyzed when a massive demonstration, followed by a procession, staged in the southern Yemeni city of Habilyn, in Lahej province. People raised in it flags of South Yemen and banners demand "the self-determination."
The demonstration was attended by many southern leaders, including the prominent leader of the movement, Nasser Al Khbaji, who praised the militants named "the people's resistance," who abort the Yemeni army's attempts to breaking in the city for weeks, while he hinted at "using other ways instead of the peaceful ways," he said.