Taliban crack down hard on Kabul’s largest protest yet

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The Taliban has used gunfire, detentions and beatings to crush opposition against their rule on Tuesday, as scores of Afghan protesters marched through Kabul in the largest demonstration the capital has seen since the militant group seized power last month.

Photos and videos making rounds on social media show activists and protesters shouting in support of resistance fighters in the holdout province of Panjshir.

The protesters were chanting against Pakistan, which they view as meddling in Afghan affairs.

Videos from central Kabul showed dozens of men and women marching through the streets shouting “Death to Pakistan” as the demonstrators made their way towards the presidential palace.

Amid chaotic scenes on the streets, Taliban fighters intervened and shot into the air to disperse the protesters. The videos showed people scattering or crouching down amid sustained bursts of gunfire.

However, there has been no reports of casualties.



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