YEMEN Press Agency

Yemenis to mark ‘Al-Walaya Day’ with mass rallies

SANAA, Jul. 28 (YPA) -Several Yemeni cities are seeing hundreds of thousands of people flock to take part in demonstrations marking “Al-Walaya Day”.

The Al-Walaya day’s anniversary in the Islamic calendar marks18 Dhu al-Hijjah. Many Muslims across the world commemorate this day, on which Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib was openly declared by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to be his mawla.

The organizing committee for the events identified dozens of squares in the capital Sana’a and the rest of the provinces.

The event is expected to take place in all provinces under control of national Salvation government  including Marib, Taiz, Bayda and Dhala.