2 killed and 27 injured by “security forces” during Kabul sit-in: Resurrection for Change

nsnbc : Members of the “Resurrection for Change” movement reported that two were killed and another 27 were injured in clashes with “security forces” during sit-ins in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Afghan National Civil Order Police practice riot control at the ANCOP Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 9, 2011.Members of Resurrection for Change who participated in sit-ins stated that two protesters were killed and another 27 were wounded when “security forces” cracked down on them.

Another eleven protesters were taken by security forces while they started to remove a tent set up by the protesters in downtown Kabul. In this incident, at least one of the protesters was run over by a vehicle, stressed Resurrection for Change.

Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah earlier confirmed the death of at least one protester during clashes with security forces. He promised that last night’s “incident” will be thoroughly investigated by the government. He also urges security forces to practice restrain while dealing with such incidents as peaceful sit-ins and protests.

Resurrection for Change had organized the sit-ins and set up the tents in downtown Kabul in response to a violent crackdown against protesters earlier this months were several people were killed and injured as well.

Resurrection for Change_Kabul_Afghanistan_Jun 2017The protests turned violent as the rally participants were attempting to get close to the presidential palace as they were demanding the resigning of the government leaders and security officials in the aftermath of the deadly bombings in Kabul city.

Tensions have been high in Kabul since a truck bomb on May 31 killed more than 150 people and wounded at least 300. It was  the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since the ouster of the Taliban following the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. People, including protesters were angered by growing insecurity and had built a protest tent near the bombing site, demanding the resignation of President Ashraf Ghani’s government.

Authorities moved after midnight on June 20 to pull down the tent, prompting a backlash from protesters as police used live rounds. One of the protest organizers, Ramish Noori, said the clash lasted until about 4 a.m. local time. “We assure the people that despite this barbaric attack by the government and this grave crime against humanity we will continue our civil movement,” a statement from Resurrection for Change said.

F/AK – nsnbc 20.06.2017

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