An official source at Yemen’s Interior Minister has denounced allegations by some media on the participation of security men in civilian clothes in marches, according to Yemeni state news agency SABA.
“These fabrications are baseless and aims at insulting the security services”, the source told SABA.
In refuting the claim, SABA said the source “pointed out that security personnel in their official uniform,” adding that security personnel are present in their uniforms near all rallies and marches of support and opposition.
Relatedly, in a separate SABA article, the news agency reported that police arrested on Friday seven people including the main suspect in throwing a grenade at anti-government protesters in Taiz province injuring at least 16 people, all with minor injuries.
A security source, quoted by SABA, said the police rushed to the protest site in Oseifra district after the incident and arrested suspect Muhammad Muqbil, the main suspect, along with six others.