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Protestors close airport gate for hours

Protestors close airport gate for hours

Jul 11, 2014 - 11:04

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Protestors on Friday closed for traffic roads leading to the Kabul International Airport for six hours, asking the international community and United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistaninfo-icon (UNAMA) to help resolve the election deadlock.

The demonstrators, who started gathering in morning, did not allow vehicles entry into the airport but pedestrians were permitted. They kept the road close till 12:00 noon.

Fawad, a protester, told Pajhwok Afghan News they were not supporting any of the candidates but demanding the global fraternity and UNAMA help tackle the impasse.

They would continue with their protest until they were assured of positive steps, he added. People from all provinces gad representation at the rally, as political consultations went on behind closed doors.

UNAMA chief Jan Kubis is to meet top election officials and the presidential runners to discuss ways of breaking the deadlock. US Secretary of State John Kerry is also in Kabul to push for an end to the electoral crisis. 



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