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Yemeni Protesters Call For Investigation Into Deadly Air Strike


Some of the demonstrators at the protest in Sanaa on October 9 called on people from the region to rise up and attack Saudi Arabia.

Some of the demonstrators at the protest in Sanaa on October 9 called on people from the region to rise up and attack Saudi Arabia.

Thousands of Yemenis have protested outside the United Nations headquarters in the country's capital, Sanaa, calling for an international investigation into a deadly air strike on a funeral packed with hundreds of mourners.

The United Nations says the October 8 attack left more than 140 people dead and hundreds of others wounded.

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen says it will launch an investigation into the air strike.

Some of the demonstrators who protested outside the United Nations building in Sanaa on October 9 blamed the UN for not ending the conflict and urged an independent investigation.

Some supporters in the crowd called on people from the region to rise up and attack Saudi Arabia.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for a "prompt and impartial" probe, saying any deliberate attack against civilians is "utterly unacceptable."

The UN chief said those responsible for the attack must be "brought to justice."

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP
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