Hundreds of protesters demonstrated in front of Yemen’s Parliament on Tuesday in favor of a draft law that sets the minimum legal marriage age for women to 17 years old.
The demonstration came just two days after a larger rally held on Sunday in protest against the proposed law.
Tuesday’s protest was organized by the General Union of Yemeni Women, the government-run National Women Committee, the Arab Sisters Forum and the Women National Committee in response to Sunday’s protest, which was called by Islamists and conservatives.
The rally on Tuesday also included girl and boy scouts and other members of Yemeni civil society.
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