Friday, November 4, 2011

al-sha3b yureed new clothes for 3eid

As Eid al-Adha approaches, the spirit of peaceful protest has reached Sana'a homes, writes Yemeni photographer Amira al-Sharif. Her sisters have been staging a sit-in in their home's living room since yesterday demanding new clothes for Eid. "Al-sha'b yureed kaswat al-Eid," read the signs. "The people want new clothes for Eid." Her father, who has said that there would be no presents this year due to the deteriorating economy and increase in cost of living, has still not given in. When Amira asked him this morning if she could take his photo next to one of the curtain-and-cushion tents in the living room, he reportedly smiled and replied: "Don't be silly."

Amira continues to report on the situation, posting updates on Facebook.

Photos by Amira al-Sharif


  1. That's so funny! I hope they can get something for Eid. Times are hard right now in Yemen.