stockholm. Hundreds of people, including many Afghans, have protested against Taliban occupation in Afghanistan in the Swedish capital Stockholm. Hundreds of people of Swedish and Afghan origin demonstrated vigorously against the Taliban on Saturday. The protesters raised slogans in support of democracy, human rights, women’s rights, religious minorities. Some local leaders also participated in this demonstration and gave speeches against the Taliban occupation in Afghanistan.
Human rights activist Salim Javed tweeted that those who are in Afghanistan cannot muster the courage to speak against the Taliban, but those who are in foreign countries should openly raise their voice against the Taliban. Even the international media does not need to speak the language of the Taliban. Nor do they need to broadcast and publish interviews of Taliban terrorists. He has also tweeted photos of the performance. He said that at present, different countries are busy in getting their people out of there safely. But as soon as this situation changes, forces will start uniting against the Taliban.
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Earlier on Saturday, thousands took to the streets in support of Afghanistan near Hyde Park in central London. The protesters turned on national music and hoisted a huge Afghan flag. According to the report of the Russian news agency, they were carrying posters calling for immediate action from the international community to stop the Taliban. The Afghan association PayWand previously told Sputnik that the event was authorized by city officials. At the same time, an anti-Taliban demonstration took place in the Republica Square in the middle of Rome. Several Italians and media persons attended the event as an expression of solidarity with the Afghan citizens.
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