Hundreds of people took to the streets of Kabul on Friday, September 24, and protested against the US and the international community over nearly ten billion dollars of Afghanistan now frozen in the US banks.

The all-male protest was well protected by the Taliban fighters and was staged in the middle of Kabul city.

Protesters asked the United States and the United Nations to unfreeze the assets of the people of Afghanistan to avert a looming humanitarian crisis in the country.

They accused the US of violating human rights and of waging an economic war against the people of Afghanistan after they were so-called defeated in Afghanistan.

The slogans carried by the protestors read that the ordinary Afghan people should pay the price of the defeat of America.

The United States has frozen over $9.4 billion of the central bank of Afghanistan among them over 3 billion dollars belong to the private sector of the country.

The people of Afghanistan, the private sector, UNAMA, and recently Pakistan have asked the US to release the reserves because they belong to the people of Afghanistan.

The US has recently said that their sanctions against the Taliban will be in place but their impacts on the people of Afghanistan will be less.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.