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People Around The World Are Protesting In Support Of Afghans After The Taliban Took Control

Protests have taken place around the world in support of Afghans after the Taliban took control of the country on Sunday Aug. 15.

From the UK to India, Canada to Kyrgyzstan, demonstrators took to the streets to stand in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, demanding governments take action to protect the rights of women and minorities in Afghanistan and take action to support refugees.

Here are some of the protests that took place around the world.
1. United Kingdom
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2. France
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3. India
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4. Germany
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5. Spain
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6. Kyrgyzstan
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7. Italy
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8. Turkey
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9. Denmark
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10. Canada
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Many are concerned that the Taliban will roll back two decades of gains women and ethnic minorities have made while US troops were in the country, AP reported.

During its rule from 1996 to 2001, the Taliban enforced a strict interpretation of Sharia, or Islamic law, committing massacres against Afghan civilians, denying hundreds of thousands of starving civilians UN food supplies and carrying out a scorched earth policy of burning fertile land and destroying tens of thousands of homes.

It banned girls from going to school and workplaces and required them to be accompanied by a male relative and wear a burqa at all times in public.

Women who disobeyed were whipped or executed.

Cultural activities and media, such as art, movies and music, were also prohibited.

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