Demonstration against Ethnic  Cleansing in Chechnya [Archives:1999/45/Local News]

November 8 1999

More than ten-thousand people led by the Reform Party (Islah) demonstrated at Attahreer Square, Sanaa Saturday, November 6, 1999 against what they called the ethnic cleansing against the Muslims in Chechnya. Demonstrators moved from Attahreer to the Russian Embassy and burnt the Russian national flag in front of it. They then handed a letter to the Russian charge d’ affairs expressing their condemnation of what Russia is doing in Chechnya. Policemen were deployed around the area but the demonstration was over without any clashes between demonstrators and the policemen.