September 14 (Reuters) – Thousands of Afghans protested against the Taliban in The Southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, according to a former government official and local television images, after residents were asked to leave a residential army colony.
Protesters gathered in front of the governor house in Kandahar after about 3,000 families were asked to leave the colony, according to the former government official who witnessed the crowds.
Images from local media showed crowds of people block a road in the city.
those affected area is mainly inhabited by the families of retired army generals and other members of the Afghan security forces.
The families, some of who had lived? in the district for almost 30 years, three days had been given to evict, official, who had met some spoken of the ones die affected, said.
Taliban spokesmen did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the evictions.
Sporadic protests against the Taliban, who swept to power in Afghanistan with the capture of Kabul almost a month ago, have ended in occasionally deadly collisions, although there were no confirmed reports of violence on Tuesday.
Taliban leaders vowed to investigate all cases of abuse, but have ordered protesters to ask for permission before holding protests. read more
The United Nations said: on On Friday, the Taliban’s response to peaceful protests became increasingly violent. read more
Report by the editors of Islamabad; Written by Alasdair Pal; Editing by Mike Collett-White
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