Pakistan, many at the demonstration in support of the jihadist group
While in Afghanistan they are gaining ground rapidly with the departure of foreign troops, the Taliban are supported and celebrated with a popular demonstration in Peshawar, in neighboring Pakistan, close to the border between the two countries. In the evening many people gathered in the university area of the city, many with the white flags of the Taliban and with slogans and chants and shouts of ‘Allahu Akhbar’. A Peshawar police officer explained that the demonstration was not planned, but took place spontaneously after a funeral was held. But demonstrations in support of the “victory of the Afghan Taliban” are multiplying all over Pakistan in recent days, even though many fear negative repercussions if the security situation were to further deteriorate in the unstable neighboring country.