Afghan community holds Cleveland rally after US withdrawals from country

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CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Afghan community gathered today in Cleveland in support of their people after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The rally started at 2 p.m. at the mosque, Masjid Rasool Allah at 9400 Detroit Ave then supporters walked to Cleveland City Hall.

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Speakers gave information about what is going on in Afghanistan and what people can do to support the Afghan people.

Many had family who are still in the country now under Taliban control.

“We cannot even sleep nights, days, we just think about them,” said attendee Siwita Alishah.

Anther attendee, Bashir Niazi, also worried for his family.

“My family was in danger,” Niazi said. “Why? Because I work for U.S. Army, I work for U.S. special forces as an interpreter. Why you guys are doing that? Why you guys left us? You made a lot of promises to Afghanistan.”

The group called for help creating a new government in Afghanistan, one better than the one in place before. But no matter who is in power, the people say they will never stop fighting for a better life.

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