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‘We would like peace from the world,’ Afghans protest in Athens

ATHENS: A whole bunch of Afghans marched to the US Embassy in Athens on Saturday(Aug 28), making a plea to the worldwide group for peace and holding banners studying, “Afghanistan is bleeding” and “fingers off our land.”

Following the Taliban’s takeover of the nation earlier this month, US troops have begun their withdrawal from Kabul airport, after a two-week scramble by Washington and its allies to fly out their nationals and weak Afghans by a Tuesday deadline set by President Joe Biden.

Because it neared the top of a 20-year navy engagement within the nation, america stated it had killed two Islamic State militants planning assaults in Afghanistan, following a lethal suicide bombing outdoors Kabul airport on Thursday.

“We’re uninterested in struggle, we’re uninterested in violence, we’re uninterested in seeing useless our bodies. All of us got here right here collectively, we wish peace from the world, we need to finish this struggle,” stated Omey Naziam, 24, who joined the peaceable protest within the Greek capital.

Different protesters shouted, “cease killing Afghans” and “we wish justice.”

Greece was the frontline of a migrant disaster in 2015 when greater than 1,000,000 folks, most of them Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis, arrived searching for refuge. A lot of them nonetheless stay in Greek camps, ready for his or her asylum purposes to be processed.

Fearing new migrant flows from Afghanistan, Greece has accomplished a 40km fence on its border with Turkey and a brand new surveillance system was in place to cease attainable asylum seekers from attempting to succeed in Europe.

“We’re right here with the intention to be the voice of unvoiced folks in Afghanistan which can be trapped,” stated Parwan Amiri, 17, who lives at a migrant camp outdoors Athens and whose dad and mom and sister are nonetheless in Afghanistan. “Greater than ever we’re considering that we do not have a land, we do not have a homeland.”

European Union residence affairs ministers will maintain a particular assembly on Tuesday to debate the most recent developments in Afghanistan and its penalties for safety and migration within the 27-nation bloc.

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