A women’s rights demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, was violently dispersed on Saturday, August 13, as the Taliban fired their weapons into the air and detained protesters and journalists, according to organizers and Afghan news reports.
Footage provided to Storyful by Hoda Khamosh, a leading women’s rights activist in Afghanistan, shows the group fleeing for shelter amid heavy gunfire.
“He shoot on us. They shoot on us,” someone says in the background.
Women’s rights have deteriorated since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan on August 15, 2021. In May, the Taliban announced that all women must cover their faces in public and should only leave their homes in cases of necessity. Credit: Hoda Khamosh via Storyful