On September 14, thousands of Afghans protested against the Taliban in Kandahar, the country's southern city over evictions.
According to a former government official who witnessed the gatherings, protesters gathered in front of the governor's home in Kandahar after roughly 3,000 families were requested to leave the colony. According to footage from a local media house, crowds of people were seen blocking a route in the city. Families of former army generals and other members of the Afghan security forces occupy the majority of the impacted region.
According to an official who spoke with those who were affected, the families, who had lived in the district for nearly 30 years, had been given three days to leave. Taliban spokespeople did not immediately return a request for comment on the evictions when asked by local sources. Although there were no specific reports of violence on September 14, occasional protests against the Taliban have resulted in occasionally deadly violence.
Taliban authorities have promised to examine any cases of abuse but have instructed demonstrators to request permission first. According to the UN on September 14, the Taliban's response to non-violent protests is getting increasingly violent.