Afghan Crisis: Protesters in Kabul Refuse To Back Down, Brave Taliban's Bullets
Hundreds took to streets in Kabul even as Taliban militants brandished weapons in front of their faces.
Three weeks after it seized power in Afghanistan and launched the country into a humanitarian crisis, the Taliban announced its new 33-member strong government on Tuesday, 7 September.
The declaration of the all-male government, nearly half of whose members find place on the United Nations' sanctions list, has fuelled fears of an oppressive, non-inclusive regime.
The political development was met with widespread discontent, as many called out the militant organisation for reneging on its promise of an inclusive cabinet.
Even after the Taliban declared all demonstrations illegal without the justice ministry's permission, Afghanistan witnessed pockets of resistance, with many, including women, taking to streets to fight for their right to work and education.
Hundreds took to streets in Kabul to fight the oppressive regime, as Taliban militants brandished weapons in front of their faces.
On Tuesday, the Taliban had even arrested several journalists for covering the protests against Pakistan’s alleged involvement in Afghan affairs.
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