Thousands of people took to the streets today in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, to protest the Taliban’s decision to evict the homes belonging to the families of former members of the security forces. The protests took place in front of the headquarters of the Kandahar governor’s office after the Taliban they ordered 3,000 families to leave their homes within three days, according to information gathered by the Jaama news agency. Demonstrators blocked one of the main entrances to the city.
The measure concerns a series of housing blocks located between the police headquarters and several military bases in the area where family members of Afghan forces generally reside. Some of the families have lived in these houses for more than thirty years. According to Jaama, an Afghan journalist reported being beaten by the Taliban while following the protests.