'Death to America, Death to Israel," chant Shi'ite rebels protesting at Saudi embassy in Yemen

By REUTERS
October 18, 2014 11:11

SANAA - Dozens of armed Yemeni Shi'ite Houthi demonstrators protested in front of the Saudi embassy in Sanaa on Saturday calling for the release of a prominent Shi'ite cleric who was sentenced to death by a Saudi court this week, a Reuters witness said.

The Houthi demonstrators, who were carrying kalashnikov AK-47 rifles, also chanted "Death to America, Death to Israel" slogans.Yemeni security and military forces blocked both sides of the street in front of the embassy and watched the demonstration.


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