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.