A female activist who took part in a protest in Kabul seeking political rights under the Taliban rule was seen in a video with a head injury, with blood streaming down her face.
Activist Nargis Saddat claimed she was beaten by the Taliban on Saturday during a protest led by women’s rights activists. Tolo News reported that the Taliban prevented the protesters from proceeding to the presidential palace and threw tear gas at them.
Women activists and the protesters said they wanted to protest in front of the gate of the Presidential Palace (ARG), but members of the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan did not allow it, The Khaama Press News Agency reported.
According to video clips shared by journalists and other people on social media, the Taliban used tear gas to disperse the women-only protest after failing to do so following gunfire.
According to eyewitnesses, the Taliban opened shots to disperse the women and asked the journalists to leave the scene, The Khaama Press News Agency reported.
Saturday’s protest was the fourth all-female protest in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover. Previous protests have taken place in the western province of Herat and in the Afghan capital respectively.
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