MAHRAH (Debriefer)-Large security forces were deployed to the city centre of Yemen's eastern province of Mahrah on Sunday amid calls by the Southern Transitional Council for protests against the visit of Parliament's Speaker to the province.
The UAE-backed pro-separation council is threatening to prevent Parliament from convening in south Yemen.
The leadership of its bureau in the province decided to mobilise people today to protest the visit of Speaker Sultan Al-Barakani.
A local official said the authorities will not tolerate any illegal actions and reject protests aimed at destabilising the province. All people should respect the state and its symbols, the official said.
Separately, the provincial Committee for the Organization of Peaceful Demonstrations said it will resist projects of the Saudi-UAE occupation.
In a statement on Saturday, it criticised the Parliament's silence towards crucial issues, including violating the national sovereignty at Yemeni islands and ports.
It accused the Saudi-led coalition of being responsible for the economic and security deterioration and breaching Yemen's sovereignty.
The coalition has been fighting the Iran-allied Houthi group since March 2015. But it has been recently accused of deviating from the objectives of military intervention to serve special Saudi and UAE interests.