A number of Afghans on Tuesday held a demonstration in Kabul and asked the international community to release Afghanistan’s financial assets.
The demonstrators stated the frozen assets belong to Afghanistan’s people.
“The United States has frozen the reserves of Afghanistan’s people, and the ongoing humanitarian crisis is the outcome of this action,” said Wasel Shah, a protestor.
“We gathered here to ask for unfreeze of Afghanistan’s reserves,” said Agha Gul.
The people’s demonstration comes as Islamic Emirate officials repeatedly asked the international community to release Afghanistan’s assets.
The demonstrators also criticized the 20-year presence of the United States and NATO allies in Afghanistan, saying the US and NATO committed many war crimes across the country.
According to the protestors, the US and NATO should pay compensation for their atrocities.
“War crimes, the problem of drugs, and so many other problems are only due to their presence in Afghanistan,” said Modasar.
Meanwhile, the United States Treasury declared around a week ago that they will not let the Taliban have access to Afghanistan’s reserves.
With the Taliban takeover and the collapse of the US-backed former government, the US froze billions of dollars of Afghanistan’s assets.