Abdulmalik al-Houthi, the leader of Yemen's Shia Houthi community, has accused the government and international community of bias against his people, warning of civil disobedience.

Authorities have deployed security forces to prevent any violence between Houthis and their opponents, with some accusing the rebels of using the protests as a pretext to stage a coup against the government.

In 2011, the pro-democracy movement galvanised the whole nation to rise against the-then government, culminating in the formation of a new government.

But the minority Houthis say that the revolution has been hijacked by the old guard and that they will fight for their rights.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Sanaa.

Source: Al Jazeera