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Greater New Haven residents protest US-Saudi Arabia alliance | New Haven Register

 The Middle East Crisis Committee and Promoting Enduring Peace groups combine forces Wednesday to protest Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the Yemeni civil war. They met outside the Yale Law School in New Haven because the school accepted a $10 million donation from a Saudi businessman to fund a center for the study of Islamic law. Peter Hvizdak — New Haven Register

The Middle East Crisis Committee and Promoting Enduring Peace groups combine forces Wednesday to protest Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the Yemeni civil war. They met outside the Yale Law School in New Haven because the school accepted a $10 million donation from a Saudi businessman to fund a center for the study of Islamic law. Peter Hvizdak — New Haven Register

Saudi Arabia’s involvement in an ongoing civil war in Yemen — and the United States’ aid to the Arab monarchy — brought about 20 protesters to the Yale Law School Wednesday.

March 26 was the first anniversary of the Saudis’ involvement in Yemen. “International sources say 6,000 civilians have died, wedding parties blown up,” said Stanley Heller of the Middle East Crisis Committee, which sponsored the protest along with Promoting Enduring Peace and the U.S. Peace Council.

“Just on the 15th of March, 120 people were killed in a market, body parts everywhere,” Heller said at the rally, held outside 127 Wall St. The Law School was chosen because it has accepted a $10 million donation from a Saudi businessman to establish a center for the study of Islamic law.

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