Houthi militias have assaulted tens of journalists in Yemen’s capital Sanaa in an unprecedented attack that saw them open fire towards a protest gathering of reporters on Wednesday night.
Many journalists from Yemen’s al-Thawra News organization gathered outside their offices in Sanaa on Wednesday to protest against the Houthi interferences.
They reportedly gathered outside the offices of one newspaper’s editor loyal to the Houthi militias in protest against the misuse of resources and withholding of journalists and staff’s salaries for months.
The journalists presented their demands peacefully only for militias to call on their guards and extra gunmen to disperse the protests on Wednesday.
The journalists mainly demanded the current leadership of their institution to resign, according to a statement they released on Wednesday. They said that there was an attempt by Houthi militias to destroy the organization’s attempt to report freely and fairly.