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Afghans burn Obama effigy over civilian deaths

Posted By admin On December 30, 2009 @ 10:19 am In World News | Comments Disabled

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Wednesday, Dec 30th, 2009

Protesters took to the streets in Afghanistan on Wednesday, burning an effigy of the US president and shouting “death to Obama” to slam civilian deaths during Western military operations.

Hundreds of university students blocked main roads in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangahar province, to protest the alleged deaths of 10 civilians, mostly school children, in a Western military operation on Saturday.

“The government must prevent such unilateral operations otherwise we will take guns instead of pens and fight against them (foreign forces),” students from the University of Nangahar’s education faculty said in a statement.

Marching through the main street of Jalalabad, the students chanted “death to Obama” and “death to foreign forces”, witnesses said.

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[1] AFP: http://rawstory.com/news/afp/Afghans_burn_Obama_effigy_over_civi_12302009.html

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[3] Angry Pakistanis burn Obama in effigy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/angry-pakistanis-burn-obama-in-effigy.html

[4] Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai accuses America over civilian deaths: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghanistan-hamid-karzai-accuses-america-over-civilian-deaths.html

[5] Afghans hold anti-US rally over killing of civilians: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghans-hold-anti-us-rally-over-killing-of-civilians.html

[6] U.S. air raid blamed in Afghan civilian deaths: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-air-raid-blamed-in-afghan-civilian-deaths.html

[7] UN: Afghan civilian deaths a record high in 2008: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-afghan-civilian-deaths-a-record-high-in-2008.html

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