Monday, August 2, 2010

Afghans march in Kabul to denounce NATO strikes that killed civilians

Washington Post
August 2, 2010

Afghan protesters marched through downtown Kabul on Sunday morning chanting anti-American slogans and denouncing NATO bombardments that have killed civilians.

Led by a police escort, the couple of hundred demonstrators carried banners calling the United States the "guardian and master of [the] ruling Mafia in Afghanistan" as well as images of burned and bandaged children.

The protesters said they were angry not only about the civilian toll from ongoing NATO military operations in Helmand province but also a traffic accident Friday involving an SUV driven by DynCorp International contractors that killed four Afghans.