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Thu - 13 Dec 2018 - 12:39 AM ،،،

 Dozens of people from Sweden's Southern community took to the street on Wednesday in front of Johannesberg Castle in Rimbo where peace talks on Yemen are taking place, demanding the right to restore their state.

The demonstrators carried the national flags of the South and banners demanding a referendum for independence of the South.

Abdul Fattah Haddad said: We demand our right because we are indigenous people, why not hold a referendum on the South just like Scotland's independence, it's our right to referendum, we are a great majority.

For her part, the Southern activist Hind Omairan said: We are from the South, we came from different regions to send a message to the government and to the special UN envoy, Mr. Martin Griffiths, why the South is not a part of the dialogue, or negotiations?.

The south was an independent state the unity with the north in 1990 under the rule of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in power until 2012 and then killed by the pro-Iran rebels in 2017. Southerners suffered from marginalization and neglect and they still do under the current president of Yemen, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.