Saturday 13 August 2022 05:01 PM Taliban break up women's demo in Kabul as protesters call for girls to be ... trends now

Saturday 13 August 2022 05:01 PM Taliban break up women's demo in Kabul as protesters call for girls to be ... trends now
Saturday 13 August 2022 05:01 PM Taliban break up women's demo in Kabul as protesters call for girls to be ... trends now

Saturday 13 August 2022 05:01 PM Taliban break up women's demo in Kabul as protesters call for girls to be ... trends now

Taliban fighters shot guns and tore at banners while breaking up a rare rally in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul on Saturday (August 13). 

The women's demo gathered just days before the one year anniversary of the hardline Islamists' take over, and saw around 40 women march in front of the education ministry building. 

Women paraded with banners and placards, some which read 'August 15 is a black day' before being dispersed by Taliban fighters who shot their guns into the air. 

Women paraded with banners, some not wearing the face veils they have been instructed to, and heels

Women paraded with banners, some not wearing the face veils they have been instructed to, and heels

The women's demo gathered just days before the one year anniversary of the hardline Islamists' take over

The women's demo gathered just days before the one year anniversary of the hardline Islamists' take over

Women chanted 'Bred, work and freedom' and shouted, 'Justice, justice. We're fed up with ignorance'

Women chanted 'Bred, work and freedom' and shouted, 'Justice, justice. We're fed up with ignorance' 

The protestors walked down the street in front of the education ministry building to show their anger at the restrictions being imposed particularly against women

The protestors walked down the street in front of the education ministry building to show their anger at the restrictions being imposed particularly against women 

According to reports, Taliban fighters fired guns into the air to disperse the protesters

According to reports, Taliban fighters fired guns into the air to disperse the protesters 

Protestors filmed the demonstration from their own perspectives on their phones

Women can be seen carrying banners and shouting in the footage shared online

Video footage showed some of the protestors marching through the streets

Some protestors refused to wear face veils and wore heels in a bid to oppose the reversal of many of the gains made by women in the two decades of US intervention in the country before the Taliban seized control once again. 

Women chanted 'bread, work and freedom' and shouted, 'Justice, justice. We're fed up with ignorance.' 

According to reports, some protestors took refuge in nearby shops but were chased and beaten by Taliban soldiers with their rifle butts.   

Some footage shared on social media showed women fleeing as gun shots can be heard in the background, with the woman filming the scene repeating, 'I am not afraid.' 

Another clip shows a group of women standing together and speaking to the camera from indoors. According to tweets, one says: 'We protested today but the Taliban shot on us. 

'We are put in a pharmacy and they don't let us go'. 

And in another, women can be seen marching down the street, chanting and raising their fists and posters. 

One of the organisers of the march said

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