Italian unions have refused to load cargo onto a Saudi ship carrying weapons in protest against the Kingdoms genocidal aggression against Yemen.
Union workers said they would not be complicit in what was happening. Union workers then refused to load the generators.
The workers said that although the generators were marked for civilian use, there was a risk they would instead be redirected to Yemen.
Some protesters and human rights activists gathered at the port city of Genoa carrying banners that said “No to War.”
The Bahri-Yanbu ship had been loaded with weapons in Antwerp, Belgium earlier this month, but was successfully blocked from picking up additional arms at the French port of Le Havre following a similar protest.
The war has left much of the surviving population on the brink of famine.
Over 10.000 people are believed to have died in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which began in 2015. A further 10,768 civilians have been wounded. Most of the casualties were killed or injured in Saudi-led air strikes, prompting international condemnation.
The F-UK-US coalition joined and supported the hostile waves of attacks on Yemen, with Israel even using biological weapons to spread cholera among the population.
The United Arab Emirates now occupies 4 of the 5 main ports in Yemen. Only Hodeidah remains in the hands of the Houthi liberation fighters which support the elected government in Sana in the fight for independence, food aid and freedom.
News Punch / ABC Flash Point News 2019.