Yemen's Shia rebels vow to continue protests

Sanaa braces for more demonstrations as Houthis continue to call on government to resign and reinstate fuel subsidies.

    Thousands of Yemen's Shia Houthis have promised to demonstrate in the capital on Friday, in a sign of the country's growing sectarian divide.

    The Houthis, who accuse the government of corruption, are calling for the cabinet to be dissolved and for fuel subsidies to be reinstated.

    Rival Sunni protesters have accused the rebels of masking a growing ambition to seize power and implement a radical religious agenda backed by Iran, an accusation the movement denies.

    Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Sanaa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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