The fallout of the real collapse expands the circle of protests. Angry people cut the roads in Sayeoon

The fallout of the real collapse expands the circle of protests. Angry people cut the roads in Sayeoon

Protesters set fire to car tires in the city of Sayeoon, the second largest city of Hadramawt province (eastern Yemen), while many shops have been closed since Sunday, eyewitnesses said Tuesday.

The protesters are demanding the payment of salaries in dollars, similar to officials and diplomats residing abroad, amid a major decline in the value of the local currency, witnesses reported to the source online.

Yemeni riyal has lost more than half of its value to the dollar since the war erupted in 2015, while 14 percent of its value has been missing since last Tuesday.

The Government of Yemeni President Abdoulaye Mansour Hadi has already issued a package of measures, including a temporary moratorium on the importation of luxury goods such as automobiles and an increase in the salaries of government employees, including pensioners and contractors.


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