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Taliban Fire Warning Shots at Dozens of Women Protesters in Kabul

HeadlineDec 29, 2021

In Afghanistan, dozens of women took to the streets of Kabul Tuesday condemning the Taliban’s recent attacks on women’s rights, including a ban on long-distance travel for Afghan women unless they have a male escort.

Protester: “The Taliban say, 'Do not enter any car without a man.' Where can we get a man? What about widows who don’t have a man? Where can they find a man? This is not the proper way. We are not women of 20 years ago. We are educated women, and we will not keep silent under the Islamic Emirate.”

Tuesday’s peaceful action was violently repressed by Taliban soldiers, who fired their rifles into the air to break up the protest. A number of the Afghan women were reportedly injured after the Taliban gunfire set off a stampede.

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