‘Leave our country’: Protesters in Afghanistan gather to decry ‘US, NATO occupation’ (VIDEO)

Friday, October 6, 2017
By Paul Martin

6 Oct, 2017

Protesters took to the streets of the Afghan capital, Kabul on Friday to demand an end to the “American occupation” as the country marks 16 years since the beginning of the US and NATO invasion.

Hundreds took to the streets, according to RT’s Ruptly video news agency, shouting anti-American and anti-NATO slogans. Protesters carried banners in both English and local languages, reading “Yankees go home,” “No to occupation,” “US and NATO massacre – a challenge to world’s conscience!” among others.

The demonstration, in which both male and female protestors took part, was organized by the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan.

“We can’t bear occupation anymore,” a member of the Solidarity Party told Ruptly, adding that “every day we witness them (US and NATO) bombing our cities and thousands of innocent people are killed.”

“Our people gather here and we want justice. We want all the US and NATO occupiers to leave Afghanistan as soon as possible and leave the country to the Afghan people to decide what they want,” he said.

“No occupied country has reached freedom and democracy. It’s only the power of people that can bring democracy, peace and freedom to our country.”

The leftist Solidarity Party of Afghanistan is fighting for women’s rights, secularism, and the expulsion of the US and NATO from the country.

US troops invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2011 with the aim of fighting terrorism, following the 9/11 attacks. The 16-year stay in the country became the longest war in US history, in which over 2,400 American troops have lost their lives, according to official figures.

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One Response to “‘Leave our country’: Protesters in Afghanistan gather to decry ‘US, NATO occupation’ (VIDEO)”

  1. Strayhorse

    The United States must never provide military support for any nation THAT DOES NOT EXPRESSLY ASK FOR IT i.e. Afghanistan, Syria, etc.


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