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People in Yemen’s Sanaa Protest Airstrike on Funeral in Front of UN Office

© REUTERS / Khaled AbdullahArmed people demonstrate outside the United Nations offices against Saudi-led air strikes on funeral hall in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, October 9, 2016
Armed people demonstrate outside the United Nations offices against Saudi-led air strikes on funeral hall in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, October 9, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Tens of thousands of people in Yemen participated in demonstration in front of a local UN office in the capital city of Sanaa after Saudi airstrike that killed over 140 people., according to local media.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Tens of thousands of people in Yemen joined a protest held in front of a local UN office in the capital city of Sanaa following a deadly airstrike on a funeral ceremony, local media reported.

On Saturday, the airstrike hit the funeral ceremony in Sanaa, According to UN estimates, the attack claimed over 140 lives and left more than 525 people wounded, while media suggested that 213 people may have been killed. The Saudi-led Arab coalition denied allegations of the Houthi rebels that it was involved in the incident.

According to the al Masirah television channel, the protesters carried Yemeni flags and posters, condemning the actions of Saudi Arabia.

The protest participants also criticized United Nations’ inaction regarding the airstrike, while President of Houthi Revolutionary Committee Mohammed Ali al-Houthi urged to open training camps for new recruits in order to defeat “aggressors,” the channel reported.

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Saturday the airstrike and called for "a prompt and impartial investigation of the incident.”

Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebels since 2014. The Houthis are backed by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries has been carrying out airstrikes against the opposition Houthis at the request of Hadi.

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