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GV Face: Protests are Banned in Houthi-run Yemen

Yemen is in political limbo, without a president and government, since the Houthi militias took over government institutions and the presidential palace in capital city Sanaa. On February 8, they released a document with a Ministry of Interior logo banning all protests in Yemen.

With the announcement of the “Constitutional Declaration” by the Houthis, a new power shift is taking place. What do Yemenis think? How do they perceive the transitional period under Houthis rule and what are their main concerns?

We speak to activists from Yemen Baraa Shiban (@BShtwtr), Osama Abdullah (@PoliticsYemen), and @NoonArabia in this episode of GVFace.

Amira Alhussaini, our MENA editor, moderated the discussion along with me. Many apologies for some of the technical and audio trouble we had in this Hangout. Houthi activist Hussaini Bukhaiti (@HussainBukhaiti) was supposed to join us as well. We have invited Bukhaiti, Osama and Baraa to write pieces on Global Voices to help us dig deeper into the issues that Yemen faces and their hope for the future.

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