Several provinces across Afghanistan on Wednesday witnessed protests with Afghans taking to the streets holding Afghanistan’s national flag, which is no longer in use since the Taliban took Kabul city.
Residents in the eastern provinces of Nangarhar, Kunar and Khost on Wednesday publically rallied under the Afghan national flag.
Violence was reported in protests in Nangarhar and Khost provinces in clashes between Taliban members and protestors, and there are reports that one protestor was killed in Jalalabad city, the center of Nangarhar province.
The Taliban have stated that next government will decide on the national flag.
“May my life be sacrificed for this flag,” said Ahmad, a resident in Nangarhar.
“We hoisted our flag in the center of the bazaar, our national flag is our national identity,” said Tahzibullah, a resident in Kunar.
After taking control the Taliban replaced Afghanistan’s national flag in some parts of the coutnry with its own white flag.