Afghan nationals protest against Biden outside White House

As US President Joe Biden continues to face global questions about his approach to the conflict and over the worsening situation in Afghanistan as the Taliban took over Kabul, Afghan nationals in the US protested against Biden. Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the White House on Sunday afternoon to call on the international community to help those fleeing Afghanistan. Visuals shared by news agency ANI on Monday showed scores of Afghan nationals gathered outside the White House, shouting slogans such as “Biden you betrayed us”, “Biden you are responsible”.

The large group of Afghan protesters held up signs saying “speak for the silenced” and “don’t let history repeat.” They were chanting “the Taliban are terrorists” and “stop killing Afghans.” The protesters also decried the Taliban’s actions back home and said Afghanistan’s citizens don’t deserve any of this. “Death to Taliban” was another slogan that echoed outside President Biden’s official residence. Joe Biden, who ordered the pullout of US troops from Afghanistan, has not yet issued any official statement or post on his social media handles regarding the intensifying crisis in the war-torn country. He is on a vacation at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland. White House advisors pointed out that they were discussing ways of how the president should address the situation in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, former US president Donald Trump, blamed his successor for the crisis in Afghanistan and demanded his resignation from the top post. Issuing a statement on Sunday, Trump said it was time for Joe Biden to step down “for what he has allowed to happen in Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in Covid-19, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy Independence, and our crippled economy.”