WATCH: Afghan women protest for their rights on Kabul streets in front of armed Taliban militants
As Taliban took over Afghanistan, videos emerged on social media of a small group of women holding placards and demanding equal rights on the streets of Kabul
As Taliban took over Afghanistan, heartbreaking videos have surfaced online showing thousands of Afghans jostling to get inside airplanes, desperate to leave the war-torn country. Meanwhile, videos emerged on social media of a small group of women holding placards and demanding equal rights on the streets of Kabul.
Notably, this is the first protest of its kind since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. In the videos, a small group of women in hijabs, can be seen holding placards and handwritten paper signs while surrounded by Taliban fighters.
The women could be seen shouting slogans and heard demanding their rights, including right to work, social security, right to education and right to political participation.
In another clip, more women are seen marching through the streets of Kabul, chanting and holding their paper signs above their heads.
Many such videos have been shared by activists and journalists, lauding the bravery and courage of these women.
Kabul fell to the Taliban Sunday. President Ashraf Ghani had fled the country, hours after Taliban fighters showed up on the outskirts of Kabul and their chiefs demanded transfer of power to avoid bloodshed.