Angry demonstrators blocked main roads in Aden to protest the collapse of Yemeni riyal

Angry demonstrators blocked main roads in Aden to protest the collapse of Yemeni riyal

Dozens of residents of Aden, the interim capital of the south of the country, demonstrated Thursday, protesting the collapse of the local currency and the rise of basic commodities to record levels.

Eyewitnesses told Almasdar online that the demonstrators had cut off some of the main roads in the al-Mansoura neighborhood and set up tires on fire, and raised slogans calling on the Yemeni government to stop the deterioration of the currency and return the exchange rate to the official exchange rate.

The price of the dollar in Aden reached 560, while in Sana'a it reached 555, the lowest level of the local currency.

The demonstrators demanded the central bank of Yemen to intervene and pump the currency in the market and demanded that the government oblige traders to return the prices of basic commodities and fuel to their former.

They threatened an uprising against the ruling of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the government of Ahmed Ben Dagher.

The angry protesters demanded that the Saudi Arabian-led coalition should save the Yemeni economy, describing what happens to be a war of living that is no less than the war in the country.

A number of exchange shops were closed in Aden in the past two days, while the province of Abyan saw a civil disobedience to demand a halt to the collapse of the currency and the return of prices to its previous levels.


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