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Scots to stand in solidarity with Afghanistan

 

A rally will be held in Glasgow this weekend

The Scottish Afghan community is inviting supporters to join them this weekend and stand with Afghanistan.

In light of the Taliban taking power in the country this week, campaigners have said they want to send a message of support to those who fear for their future in Afghanistan, especially women and girls.

The Afghan community in Scotland has been deeply affected by what is happening - with large numbers of family and friends who are in danger.

The family-friendly rally will include speakers and there will be interview opportunities as well as opportunities for photography and recording.

Abdul Bostani, director of Glasgow Afghan United, said: "People in Scotland have been asking how they can help in this time of crisis for Afghanistan - joining our rally in Glasgow will send a strong message to tell the Afghan people they are not alone.

"The Scottish people have shown they care about what happens to the Afghan people, about democracy and about human rights. Let's show the Afghan people that Scotland has not forgotten them in their time of crisis and stands with them for unity, equality, peace and diversity." 

The rally takes place at George Square from noon to 2pm at George Square in Glasgow on Saturday (21 August). The hashtag #ScotlandStandsWithAfghanistan will be used online.

Afghan crisis: find out here how you can help.

 

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