Houthis demand dismissal of Yemen gov't

Houthis staged a demonstration in Sanaa to demand that the government be sacked.

Houthis demand dismissal of Yemen gov't

World Bulletin / News Desk

Thousands of Houthis staged a massive demonstration in Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday to demand that the government be sacked.

The protest came two days after prominent Houthi figure Ahmed Sharf al-Din was gunned down in the capital.

"The government has failed to maintain security and stability," Houthi spokesman Ali al-Bekheiti told Anadolu Agency.

He went on to call for the formation of a new government tasked with "implementing the outcome document of the country's national dialogue."

Houthi representatives withdrew from the national dialogue to protest Sharaf al-Din's killing.

Yemen's national dialogue commenced in March with the stated aim of resolving the country's protracted social and political woes.

These include ongoing tensions in the north, where Shiite Houthi rebels have been engaged in sporadic battles with local tribesmen, Salafists and security forces.

Yemen has remained in a state of relative chaos since the ouster of long-serving president Ali Abdullah Saleh in early 2012 as part of the "Arab Spring" uprisings.

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