Activists of different nationalities protested against the UAE near its embassies in Europe because of its crimes of Abu Dhabi in Yemen, Libya and other countries.
Activists besieged the UAE ambassador to Belgium, Muhammad Issa Bushahab, at the gate of the Abu Dhabi embassy in the capital, Brussels, during a protest demonstration against what they described as “UAE crimes”, in addition to a similar protest demonstration in front of the Abu Dhabi embassy in Hague in the Netherlands.
Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside the UAE embassy in Brussels, during a ceremony organized by the embassy on the occasion of the 48th national day of the country, according to the website “Europe in Arabic”.
Activists also gathered in front of the Emirates embassy in Paris and painted its main gate in red to protest against its human rights violations.
The demonstrators chanted slogans against the UAE and its crimes against civilians in Yemen and Libya, its military intervention in a number of countries, and its leadership of the plots of counter-revolutions to thwart the Arab Spring revolutions.
Activists also accused the UAE of conspiring against the aspirations of the Arab peoples to achieve justice, freedom and liberation from authoritarian regimes, and to intervene militarily in a number of countries “to serve their conspiracies and achieve influence.”
The protesters held placards against the UAE and the violations of its rulers’ human rights, including “Your festive stained blood of innocents,” and pictures of children of the victims of the UAE war on Yemen.
During the demonstration, diplomats participating in the celebration went out to find out the reasons for what is going on abroad, and the Emirati ambassador followed them to be surrounded by protesters and chanting against him.
The situation caused great embarrassment for the Emirati ambassador, prompting him to quickly take shelter in the embassy headquarters from the chants of angry protesters.
Dozens of activists gathered in front of the UAE embassy in The Netherlands, The Hague, and raised the same slogans condemning the rulers of the Emirates and their actions against the Arab peoples.
The UAE is a major partner in the Saudi coalition’s war on Yemen nearly five years ago, which has so far claimed more than 10,000 lives, while the danger threatens the lives of the rest. There are 22 million Yemenis in need of aid, and eight million are at risk of starvation, according to the UN.
The United Nations and its competent international committees, as well as international human rights organizations, have previously condemned the UAE for committing horrific crimes against civilians in Yemen, including the bombing of homes and civilian objects.
While the UAE considers its military intervention to support the legitimate Yemeni government, it appears that its relationship with the government is tense because of Abu Dhabi’s practices in the country and its formation of armed militias that spread chaos and sabotage and undermine the authority of the legitimate government, which was subsequently forced to sign an agreement with the militias that occupied the temporary capital of Aden.
The UAE is intervening militarily in Libya by supporting and financing the militia of retired Major General Khalifa Haftar, in addition to carrying out Emirati drone attacks against civilians in the capital, Tripoli. It also funded with Saudi Arabia the coup against the late President-elect Mohamed Morsi and supported the rise of the head of the current regime, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
And in May, a group of activists and human rights activists closed the entrance to the UAE embassy headquarters in Brussels with chains to protest against its crimes against civilians in Yemen and other countries.
Activists from the “International Campaign for a Boycott of the Emirates” placed a large banner at the entrance of the US embassy headquarters saying “Closed due to UAE crimes”.
The protesters then painted the land leading to the embassy entrance in red paint, indicating the blood and crimes that the Emirates are involved in committing against civilians in Yemen and other countries.