Thousands celebrate Prophet Mohammed’s birthday in Al-Thowra stadium
The ceremony was organized by the Shiite Houthis, and according to the event’s organizers, more than 100,000 attended.
In addition to the 30,000 who filled the seats at Al-Thowra, thousands found a home on the stadium’s grass.
People came from all over the country to celebrate the occasion. The Houthis advertised the event via media outlets such as Al-Masira TV channel and Al-Hawia Weekly.
In a rare appearance, Abdulmalik Al-Houthi, the current leader of Ansar Allah, the political wing of the group, addressed the crowd from his stronghold in Sa’ada via a live-video message.
In his speech, Al-Houthi stressed the importance of supporting the National Dialogue Conference’s (NDC) outcomes.
“The NDC’s outcomes will certainly be the solution to the political and economic problems we have all been complaining about since the former President [Ali Abdulla Saleh] came to power,” Al-Houthi told the crowd.