Afghan activist beaten by Taliban as protests turn violent in Kabul
An activist who took part in a demonstration in Kabul to demand political rights under the Taliban was seen in a video with a head injury, blood streaming down her face. Activist Nargis Saddat said she was beaten by the Taliban during a demonstration led by women’s rights activists on Saturday. Tolo News reported that the Taliban prevented protesters from continuing towards the presidential palace and fired tear gas at them.
Women activists and protesters said they wanted to demonstrate outside the gate of the Presidential Palace (ARG), but members of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan did not allow them to do so, the news agency reported Khaama Press. According to video clips shared on social media by reporters and others, the Taliban used tear gas to disperse the all-female protest after failing to do so after gunfire.
According to eyewitnesses, the Taliban opened gunfire to disperse the women and asked journalists to leave the area, the Khaama Press news agency reported. Saturday’s protest was the fourth all-female protest in Afghanistan since the Taliban took control. Earlier protests have taken place in the western province of Herat and the Afghan capital, respectively. (ANI)
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