YEMEN Press Agency

Aden witnesses general strike, protest by merchants

ADEN, March 17 (YPA) –  Merchants in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden, which is under the control of Saudi-led coalition, on Friday, staged protest and general strike in protest against the murder of the merchant Al-Odaini.

Protesters in the march, which roamed the streets of the city, chanted slogans demanding that the perpetrators be arrested and held accountable, and calling for an end to crime and chaos in the city.

In a statement issued by the march, the merchants of Aden condemned in the strongest terms the “heinous crime”, demanding the arrest of the perpetrators to receive their punishment in order to achieve justice.

According to the statement, the merchant Al-Odaini had previously been subjected to injustice, assault and threats, as well as kidnapping and physical and psychological torture because of his demands for his money from one of the exchange companies, which  declared bankruptcy and embezzled the money of depositors, including the slain trader, who was one of its major customers, with an amount of two million Saudi riyals.

It is worth noting that gunmen last Wednesday stormed the shop of merchant Ahmed Hammoud Qaid al-Odaini in Sheikh Othman district, and killed him.