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After a bloody month in Afghanistan, demonstrators demand security reforms

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Los Angeles Times, 3 July 2017

AAN’s Ehsan Qaane comments on the demonstration of 3 July by the new Uprising for Change movement:

Ehsan Qaane of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a Kabul-based research group, said ethnic leaders believe Ghani is not giving them enough authority. “People think he is trying to remove Uzbeks and Tajiks from power,” he said.

[… But] Qaane says the protesters and the coalition are not linked, even if some of them might have links to political parties.

“The protesters are coming from the grassroots level, they are made up of youth,” he said. “Their demands are legitimate and according to the law.”