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Four Women Bravely Protest Taliban Takeover Of Afghanistan

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Four Women Bravely Protest Taliban Takeover Of Afghanistan

Incredible footage has been shared online of four women demanding they are given proper rights by the Taliban.

With the Islamist military group now in full control of Afghanistan, a group of courageous protesters took to the streets of Kabul to make their voices heard.

Brief clips posted on Twitter show the women holding placards and demanding that the rights of women and girls are not curtailed as the Taliban returns to power.

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In another clip posted to social media, the same group of women can be seen marching through the streets of the capital.

The footage was shared by another Al Jazeera reporter, with the caption: "We want our rights, here are women, we want social security, the ban on work, the right to education and the right to political participation.

"No force can ignore and stifle women. All our achievements over the years should not be compromised and our basic rights!"

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It comes as the Taliban forces merged on Kabul this week, taking control of the city and the country.

Images shared online showed the members of the group in the presidential palace, with President Ashraf Ghani having fled the country.

Despite the fears raised over the repercussions Taliban rule could have on women's rights, the group has reportedly claimed it wants more women in positions of power.

According to PA, Enamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban's cultural commission, said: "The Islamic Emirate doesn't want women to be victims.

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"They should be in government structure according to Shariah law.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

"The structure of government is not fully clear, but based on experience, there should be a fully Islamic leadership and all sides should join."

Samangani remained vague on other details, however, implying people already knew the rules of Islamic law the Taliban expected them to follow.

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"Our people are Muslims and we are not here to force them to Islam," he said

Following the Taliban's takeover of Kabul, heartbreaking footage also emerged of people desperately attempting to flee the city.

In hopes of escaping the Taliban, Afghan locals were seen to be clinging to a plane as it prepared to take off at Kabul Airport

Several were hanging on to the wheels of a US Air Force cargo plane and two people were believed to have fallen from the plane soon after take-off.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: World News, Politics, Protest

Dominic Smithers
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