Thousands of Afghans protested on Tuesday in the southern city of Kandahar, a former government official and local television said, after residents demanded the evacuation of an apartment complex for families from the army and security forces, according to Reuters.
Protesters gathered in front of the governor’s house in Kandahar after some 3,000 families demanded to leave the compound, according to a former government official who witnessed the crowd.
Video footage broadcast by local media showed crowds of people blocking a road in the city.
A demonstration against the “Taliban” after residents demanded the evacuation of a housing complex for families from the army and security forces in Kandahar (Reuters)
Residents of the area covered by the eviction order are mostly from the families of retired generals and other members of the security forces.
The official stated; The one who spoke with some of those concerned with the decision said that the families, some of whom have resided in the area for nearly 30 years, were given 3 days to leave.
A Taliban spokesman did not respond to a request for comment on the eviction orders.
Sporadic protests against the movement, which came to power after seizing the capital, Kabul, about a month ago, ended in bloody clashes at times. However, there were no confirmed reports of violence today.