Thousands of Afghans protested Tuesday in the southern city of Kandahar, a former government official and local television station said, after residents called for the evacuation of an army and security family apartment complex, according to Reuters.
Protesters gathered in front of the governor’s home in Kandahar after some 3,000 families asked to leave the complex, according to a former government official who witnessed the crowd.
The video footage broadcast by media locals showed crowds of people blocking a city street.
Residents of thearea affected by the eviction order come mostly from the families of the generals in pension and other members of the security forces.
The official stated; The one who spoke to some interested in the decision said the families, some of whom have been living in the area for nearly 30 years, have had 3 days to leave.
A Taliban spokesman did not respond to a request for comment on the eviction orders.
Sporadic protests against the movement, which came to power after the capture of the capital, Kabul, about a month ago, ended in bloody clashes. However, there were no confirmed reports of violence today.
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