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Thu - 15 Aug 2019 - 03:17 PM ،،،

 Thousands of Southerners took to the Freedom Square in Khormaksar of the capital Aden on Thursday morning to celebrate the victory of Aden over the forces of terrorism and to display their solidarity with the leadership of the Southern Transitional Council in a mass rally.

Demonstrators demanded recognition of southerners’ right to self-rule in Aden, welcoming the Saudi Arabia-mediated dialogue between the Southern Transitional Council and president Hadi's government.

Many traveled into Aden from other southern provinces on Wednesday, sleeping overnight in the central parade square. One man held up a battered old identity document from former South Yemen and many waved the South Yemen flag.

“We call on the international community and the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to respect the southern people as a key partner in stemming the Persian tide in the region and fighting terrorism to achieve...regional and global stability,” said a statement to mark the rally.

The rally statement, issued by civil society groups and unions, accused Hadi’s government of mismanagement, saying it had become “a guillotine at Yemenis’ necks”.

With Reuters