Human rights activists closed the entrance of the United Arab Emirates embassy in the Belgian capital Brussels with iron chains to protest against its crimes against civilians in Yemen and other countries.
Activists from the “International Campaign for the UAE boycott” posted a large banner at the entrance to the US embassy headquarters, which read “Closed for UAE crimes.”
Activists also painted the land entrance ground to the embassy with red paint, in a reference to blood and crimes committed by the UAE against civilians in Yemen and other countries.
Activists chanted slogans condemning the killing of the UAE civilians, especially children in Yemen, and demanded that it stop its criminal war against the Yemenis to serve its ambitions for expansion and influence.
Employees at the UAE Embassy did not dare to confront the activists because they were ashamed of the UAE’s involvement in the horrific crimes against civilians.
The UAE has been a key partner in the Saudi alliance’s war against Yemen for more than four years. The war has so far claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people, while the lives of the remaining 22 million Yemenis are under threat and 8 million are at risk of famine, according to the United Nations.
The United Nations and its competent international commissions, as well as international human rights organizations, have condemned the UAE’s crimes against civilians in Yemen, including the bombing of homes and civilian objects.
The UAE says its military intervention is aimed at supporting the legitimate government of Yemen, but its ties to the government are strained by Abu Dhabi’s subversive practices in the country and by armed militias that create chaos and sabotage and undermine the authority of the legitimate government.