Myriad protesters marched in several Australian cities on Saturday, October 8, as part of the global demonstrations to condemn the attack on Kaaj education center and systematic atrocities against Hazaras in Afghanistan.
With signs reading “Stop Hazara Genocide,” protesters in the Australian cities of Perth, Sydney, and Brisbane took to the streets to protest the attack on the Kaaj education center students in the west of Kabul in a Hazara neighborhood.
Dr. Andrew Charlton, a Parramatta District Labor Party representative, and Chris Bowen, the Australian Government’s Minister of Energy and Climate Change, attended these global demonstrations in Sydney, Australia.
Meanwhile, Hazara protests were also held in Makassar, the capital of the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi. The protestors demonstrated in front of the UN office in Makassar demanding an immediate cessation of genocide of Hazara people in Afghanistan.
These protests will last for the next two days in over 90 cities all over the world, and the preparations for holding the protests point to sizable global marches.
The protests inside Afghanistan and many cities were sparked by an explosion in the Kaaj education center in the west of Kabul that resulted in the deaths of 57 students – mostly girls – and the injuries of another 114 people.