Lethbridge Afghan community rallying to raise awareness of Taliban control

A group of around 50 people gathered at City Hall on Monday night to rally in solidarity with people fleeing Afghanistan.

 

With the rapidly changing situation in Afghanistan, community members here in Lethbridge gathered outside city hall to stand in solidarity and raise awareness of what is happening with the Taliban Control. Attendees say they are condemning what the Taliban is doing. 

 

Organizer of Monday’s rally, Hotira Balkhy, says they are wanting to make a change, but have received little help. 

 

One woman, who spoke with Bridge City News asked to remain anonymous to protect the safety of her family. She says she is deeply worried for her family members in Afghanistan. 

 

The group has brought forward three demands they hope to see in the near future including, expanding the Afghan resettlement program, providing immediate humanitarian assistance and aid, and to engage in productive diplomacy. 

 

With the federal election less than a month away, the group wants to see the crisis on the agenda of all parties.

Karsen Marczuk

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