Taliban Violently Break Up Rare Protest by Women in Kabul

Women march down a main street in Kabul on Saturday, two days before the one-year anniversary of the Taliban takeover. (Diaa Hadid/NPR)

Taliban security forces opened fire over the heads of women who staged a rare protest in Kabul on Saturday — a violent crackdown coming just two days ahead of the one-year anniversary of the group sweeping to power in Afghanistan.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

About two dozen women marched down a main street of Kabul chanting “bread, work, freedom,” “we want political participation” and “no to enslavement.”