'US stole money from Afghans': Protestors
In protest to Biden’s order to take $3.5bn that belongs to the struggling Afghan people, demonstrations erupted in Kabul.
On Saturday, demonstrators in Kabul protested US President Joe Biden's decision to release $7 billion in frozen Afghan funds to be shared between humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan and American victims of "terrorism", including 9/11 families, affirming that the money belongs to Afghans.
Reuters reported that "protesters who gathered outside Kabul’s grand Eid Gah mosque demanded financial compensation for the tens of thousands of Afghans killed during the last 20 years of US occupation.
Torek Farhadi, a former financial adviser to Afghanistan's US-backed government, raised concerns about the UN's management of the Afghan Central Bank's reserves.
He stated that the money is intended "to back up the country's currency, assist in monetary policy, and manage the country's balance of payment," rather than humanitarian aid.
"These reserves belong to the people of Afghanistan, not the Taliban [...] Biden's decision is one-sided and does not match with international law," said Farhadi. "No other country on Earth makes such confiscation decisions about another country's reserves."
Biden's Friday order sparked outrage on social media storm with the hashtag #USA_stole_money_from_afghan trending among Afghans on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the little faces of Afghanistan are too weak to crawl or stand due to famine.
Millions of Afghan children are struggling to survive severe food shortages during a harsh winter and economic crash, as international aid was cut off following the hasty withdrawal of US occupation forces. Babies are too weak to crawl, stand, or walk. They appear to be bearing the burden of US occupation.