SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Media reports say a Yemeni army brigade has announced its support for the demands of Houthi anti-government protesters.
Sources say Yemen’s air defense and radars brigade has announced its solidarity and support for the anti-government protesters in the capital, Sana’a, on Saturday.
Army officers say the uprising against the government of President Abd Rabbu Mansur Hadi is gathering steam across the Arab world’s poorest country.
The latest support by army brigade comes as Houthi leader, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, has said in a recent TV address that state corruption has outraged the people and the government policy of terror would make the people even more resolute to follow up on the problem of corruption in Yemen.
In recent days, thousands of supporters of Houthi community have held mass rallies in Sana’a and several other cities to protest against the authorities for the use of forces against the Houthi protesters.
On Tuesday, Yemeni government troops opened fire on revolutionaries and their supporters as they were marching towards the office of Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa in the capital, Sana’a, killing at least seven people and injuring over 100.
Yemen’s revolutionaries have also rejected as baseless a government claim that the two sides have reached an agreement to end the political crisis in the country.
Houthi Political Bureau says negotiations are still underway with the help of UN mediation and no agreement has been reached yet.
Houthis have been holding demonstrations since August 20 in a bid to press the Yemeni government to quit.
They say the government is corrupt and marginalizes the country’s Shia community.
The Houthi movement played a key role in the popular revolution that forced former dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to step down in February 2012.