Members of the Afghan diaspora living in Belgium staged a protest in the capital, Brussels, on Monday to protest the Taliban’s takeover of their country. A protest was held at Schumann Circle in front of the European Commission (EC) and the European External Action Service (EEAS) building.
Protesters chanted slogans against Pakistan’s involvement and support for the Taliban.
About 60-70 Afghan expatriates took part in the protest. Some protesters were seen wearing Army Combat uniforms.
Since the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan on August 15, Afghan civilians living in various countries have staged a series of protests. On Sunday, about 800 protesters marched in front of the Greek parliament. Slogans such as “Who killed Afghanistan- Pakistan Pakistan”. ‘Pakistan supports terrorists’; ‘Stop killing Afghanis’.
On Saturday, similar protests took place around the world in more than 30 cities, including Washington, London and Berlin, calling for support for Afghans in the final hours of the evacuation process. Participants had signs that read “Save Afghanistan” or “Save Afghan Lives”.
The United States, meanwhile, said Monday it had completed its mission in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense made the announcement after a photo of Chris Donahue, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, was posted on Twitter by the Department of War. “The last American soldier to leave Afghanistan: Major General Chris Donahue, Commanding General of the 82nd Airborne Division Boards of the U.S. Air Force C-17, completed his U.S. mission in Kabul on August 30, 2021,” the Department of Defense said in a tweet.