Saudi Crown Prince’s Visit to UK Met with Protests (PHOTO, VIDEO)
AP Photo/ Etienne Oliveau/PoolEurope03:34 08.03.2018(updated 05:31 08.03.2018) Get short URL101
The visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to the United Kingdom has been met with human rights activists’ protests. The demonstrators protested over Saudi-led military operation in Yemen.
Since the beginning of the Saudi military campaign in Yemen in 2015, Britain has sold at least $6.4 billion worth of weaponry to the Kingdom. The public approval of UK weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and is only at 6 percent mark in Britain, according to the Campaign Against Arms Trade.
There were reports of hundreds of protesters gathering outside Downing Street while UK Prime Minister Theresa May held talks inside with the Crown Prince.
There were also pro- Saudi Crown Prince’s visit demonstrations on the streets of London.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Wednesday began his first UK visit as heir to the throne, having meetings bilateral meetings with UK Prime Minister Theresa May and other high-ranking officials on his schedule.
Riyadh and London hope to enhance cooperation in tackling international challenges such as terrorism, extremism, the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen and other regional issues, in particular those related to crises in Iraq and Syria.