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Taliban break up women’s demo in Kabul as protesters call for girls to be allowed to go to school

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

The women’s demo gathered simply days earlier than the one year anniversary of the hardline Islamists’ take over, and noticed round 40 ladies march in entrance of the schooling ministry constructing. 

Women paraded with banners and placards, some which learn ‘August 15 is a black day’ earlier than being dispersed by Taliban fighters who shot their weapons into the air. 

Women paraded with banners, some not carrying the face veils they’ve 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 simply days earlier than 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 road in entrance of the schooling ministry constructing to present their anger on the restrictions being imposed notably in opposition to ladies 

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

According to reviews, Taliban fighters fired weapons 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 confirmed a few of the protestors marching by way of the streets

Some protestors refused to put on face veils and wore heels in a bid to oppose the reversal of most of the positive factors made by ladies in the 20 years of US intervention in the nation earlier than the Taliban seized management as soon as once more. 

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

According to reviews, some protestors took refuge in close by outlets however have been chased and overwhelmed by Taliban troopers with their rifle butts.   

Some footage shared on social media confirmed ladies fleeing as gun photographs can be heard in the background, with the girl filming the scene repeating, ‘I’m not afraid.’ 

Another clip exhibits a bunch of ladies standing collectively and talking to the digicam from indoors. According to tweets, one says: ‘We protested in the present day however the Taliban shot on us. 

‘We are put in a pharmacy and so they do not allow us to go’. 

And in one other, ladies can be seen marching down the road, chanting and elevating their fists and posters. 

One of the organisers of the march mentioned Taliban fights tore their banners and confiscated telephones as they dispersed the rally. 

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

According to reviews, some protestors took refuge in close by outlets however have been chased and overwhelmed by Taliban troopers with their rifle butts

The women were dispersed by Taliban fighters, who they claim tore up their banners and their mobile phones

The ladies have been dispersed by Taliban fighters, who they declare tore up their banners and their cell phones 

Many restrictions have been reintroduced in the last year, particularly on women, to comply with the Taliban movement's vision of Islam

Many restrictions have been reintroduced in the final year, notably on ladies, to adjust to the Taliban motion’s imaginative and prescient of Islam

Women filmed some of the demonstration on their phones

Videos were uploaded online to show what was happening in Afghanistan's capital

In one video, ladies have been seen fleeing as photographs have been fired into the air 

‘Unfortunately, the Taliban from the intelligence service got here and fired in the air, Zholia Parsi mentioned. 

‘They dispersed the girls, tore our banners and confiscated the cell phones of many girls.’ 

According to reviews, some journalists protecting the protest have been additionally overwhelmed by the Taliban fighters. 

Many restrictions have been reintroduced in the final year, notably on ladies, to adjust to the Taliban motion’s imaginative and prescient of Islam. 

Tens of 1000’s of girls have been shut out of secondary faculties, and girls have been barred from returning to many authorities jobs. 

Women have additionally been banned from travelling alone on lengthy journeys and are solely permitted to go to public gardens and parks in the capital on days separate from males. 

Earlier this year, the nation’s supreme chief and chief of the Taliban, Hibatullah Akhundzada, ordered that ladies ought to totally cover themselves in public, together with their faces. 

The United Nations and rights teams and repeatedly slammed the Taliban authorities for imposing the restrictions. 

Tens of thousands of girls have been shut out of secondary schools, and women have been barred from returning to many government jobs

Tens of 1000’s of girls have been shut out of secondary faculties, and girls have been barred from returning to many authorities jobs

Women have also been banned from travelling alone on long trips and are only permitted to visit public gardens and parks in the capital on days separate from men

Women have additionally been banned from travelling alone on lengthy journeys and are solely permitted to go to public gardens and parks in the capital on days separate from males

Protestors were forced to flee and take refuge in nearby shops when Taliban fighters descended to break up the rally

Protestors have been compelled to flee and take refuge in close by outlets when Taliban fighters descended to break up the rally 

The rally was held on Saturday (August 13) - just two days before the one-year anniversary of the Taliban take over

The rally was held on Saturday (August 13) – simply two days earlier than the one-year anniversary of the Taliban take over 

Richard Bennett, UN particular rapporteur on human rights in Afghanistan instructed reporters that the insurance policies confirmed a ‘sample of absolute gender segregation and are aimed toward making ladies invisible in the society’ throughout a go to to Kabul in May. 

Initially, some Afghan ladies pushed again in opposition to the restrictions in the type of small protests. But the ringleaders have been quickly rounded up and held incommunicado, whereas denying they’d been detained.   

The takeover of the nation paved the way in which for a collapse in the financial system and the freezing of Afghan and donor funds, which created a humanitarian disaster. 

In the months for the reason that takeover, most artwork, tradition and pastimes have additionally been banned.  

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