Islamists had no problem with the assembly.
4. Sep 2021 at 7:19 TASR
CABLE. A small group of Afghans protested for equal rights for women near the presidential palace in Kabul on Friday, the AP agency reported.
The protest in Kabul was the second women’s demonstration in the last week. About 20 women with microphones gathered in front of armed talibs who allowed the protest.
The protesters demanded women’s access to education, the right to return to work and to participate in the administration of the country. One of their banners read “freedom is our motto. We are proud of it”.
One of the Taliban militants went into the crowd, but according to witnesses, he was angry at passers-by who came during the demonstration, while he had no problem with the protesting women themselves.
The Taliban militant movement has controlled most of Afghanistan over the past month, while US troops have withdrawn from the country after 20 years of war.
The Taliban has promised to form a more moderate government than when it last took power in 1996-2001. The new government is to be formed on an inclusive basis, the agency recalls.