Protesters shout slogans during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 15, 2018. Thousands of Yemenis went to the streets in Sanaa on Tuesday to protest against the United States opening its embassy in Jerusalem. (Xinhua/Mohammed Mohammed)
SANAA, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of Yemenis went to the streets in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday to protest against the United States opening its embassy in Jerusalem.
The protesters gathered in Bab al-Yemen Square in downtown Sanaa, while shouting slogans against the United States' decision of opening its embassy in Jerusalem.
"I came here to show my strong protest against the United States' decision of opening its embassy in Jerusalem," said 22-year-old university student Faris Abdulrahman.
"We insist that al-Quds (Jerusalem) is the capital city of Palestine...forever," Abdulrahman said.
On Monday, the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem, triggering deadly clashes along the Israeli-Palestinian border, in which at least 61 Palestinians were reportedly killed and over 1,771 wounded.
Backed by the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been leading a devastating war in Yemen since March 2015 to roll back Iranian-allied Houthi rebels and restore Saudi-backed exiled Yemeni government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi into power.