Mammoth rally held in support of French attackers
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Over hundreds of enraged people took to the street in central Uruzgan province in support of two assailants that had attacked the French Charlie Hebdo newspaper office in Pairs.
The protesters dubbed the attackers as heroes. Last week two armed brothers stormed the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo which resulted in the killing of 12 employees of the newspaper.
Two brothers wanted for a bloody attack on the offices of Hebdo were killed on Friday when police encircled them in northern Pairs.
Soon after the attack, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack in strongest words and expressed sympathy with the people of France.
The demonstrators in Chori district after Friday prayers took out a rally and denounced the Afghan government for condemning the attack on the news paper office.
The demonstrators praised the attackers and called them heroes. They demanded the government to break diplomatic ties with France and shut its embassy in the capital Kabul.
Maulvi Mohammadullah, a protester, said the newspaper had published blasphemous cartoons of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) that was why “we justified the attack and called the two attackers heroes.”
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