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Afghans launch global protests against Pakistan interference and Taliban takeover in Kabul

The Afghan diaspora is protesting globally over the Taliban takeover (Photo: @Sanaejaz2/Twitter)

With the American intervention in Afghanistan coming to an end in just one more day, the country's future is giving nightmares to many.

On Sunday, the Afghan diaspora in Belgium protested against the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and against Pakistan for its support to the terror group. Afghans across the world feel strongly about the unending turmoil in their country, now aggravated by the US withdrawal.

Afghans held the demonstration at the Schuman Circle and in front of the European Commission (EC) and the European External Action Service (EEAS) offices on Sunday. The protestors waved Afghan flags and shouted anti-Pakistan and anti-Taliban slogans.

The protest had nearly 60-70 members of the Afghan diaspora, some of whom came in military uniforms.

The Belgian protest follows one happening in the UK for over a week. Afghans in London are protesting not just against Pakistan and the Taliban rule but also want the international community to do more for the beleaguered nation. They also condemned the media for showing the Taliban rule in a 'positive light'.

In Washington too, nearly 1,000 people gathered outside the White Householding placards saying, "Save Afghanistan" and "Save Afghan lives".

The protests are happening across several cities around the world as violence rose in the Afghan capital. Last week, ISIS-K suicide bombers killed nearly 170 people at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, provoking American drone action.

The US decision to withdraw from Afghanistan has led to heightened violence with the Taliban racing across the country to capture power. President Ashraf Ghani fled to the UAE after the militants surrounded the capital on August 15. Many other prominent Afghans have taken shelter in the West and in neighbouring countries. The US and other countries have airlifted vulnerable Afghans to protect them from the wrath of the militants.