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Taliban shows agression to women's rally in Kabul

Headlines 13:23 14 Aug, 2022

The protesters also chanted that they are tired of discrimination against women

Taliban shows agression to women's rally in Kabul

Taliban forces dispersed a group of protesting women who were marching in the streets of Kabul on Saturday,Qazet.az reports 

"Food, work and freedom” the group chanted.

Social media images showed Taliban forces firing warning shots and physically assaulting the women to disperse their gathering in the heart of the city.

Another video clip showed a small group of women cornered by the Taliban in a closed place.

Doctor and mental health counsellor Mursal, 35, poses for a portrait at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2022. (AFP Photo)

Taliban forces dispersed a group of protesting women

"We are inside a drugstore, they have imprisoned us here,” an activist said in one of the videos.

The protesters also chanted that they are tired of discrimination against women.

As the one-year anniversary of the Taliban regime gets closer, women are once again on the streets to denounce the restrictions imposed by the Taliban on their rights to education, work and freedom of movement.

Since returning to power in August 2021, the Taliban have curtailed basic women's rights and those who have protested have been suppressed. No country has recognized the Taliban's de facto government.