Protesters in front of Hadi’s home call for Al-Baida governor to resign
Majid Karoot, a journalist participating in the demonstration, said they left Al-Baida on Saturday morning with only 70 vehicles.
"However, many other cars joined the march, and we reached Sana'a with 120,” Karoot said.
He said the demonstrators planned to protest in front of President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi's house before meeting him on Monday morning.
Karoot said they are demanding the resignation of Al-Amiri because of corruption in the governorate’s offices and the embezzlement of funds from the governor.
Mohammed Al-Barhami, the Coordinating Council head at Revolutionaries' Son Square, said the top demand of protesters is for the resignation of Al-Amiri.
He said that while revolutionary youth sparked the demonstration, sheikhs, social dignitaries and merchants took part as well.
The statement released by the protest read, "Due to the suffering Al-Baida’s citizens have experienced, rampant corruption in governorate facilities and our desire to save the governorate and question the governor, we have organized this peaceful protest calling for the governor’s resignation and replacement with an honest leader."
The statement also read the president pledged to replace the governor, but nothing has happened.
"The demonstration is an immediate action to alleviate the suffering of locals in Al-Baida, the statement read.
"We protest to let President Hadi know how we feel about the governor. We are optimistic that change will be realized and demands will be met."