“New video of civilian protests shows a cross being burned and anger running rampant [in Afghanistan],” the Blaze reports. Click here to view video.
By Billy Hallowell
3/13/2012 Afghanistan (The Blaze) – It seems the chaos in Afghanistan over supposedly inadvertent Koran burnings is still unfolding. New video of civilian protests shows a cross being burned and anger running rampant. Of course, the problems in the region have only intensified after an American soldier allegedly killed 16 Afghan civilians on Sunday. In response, the Taliban are pledging revenge and citizens are demanding justice.
Angry demonstrators chanted anti-American slogans and carried a red cross throughout the streets in the city of Jalalabad on Tuesday. Later, footage and pictures show this same cross and an Obama effigy being burned — an apparent reaction to the burning of Korans in February at Bagram Air Field, a military base in Afghanistan and the aforementioned shooting.
“Death to America!“ and ”Death to the soldier who killed our civilians!,” the crowd at a local university shouted. Some carried a banner that called for a public trial of the soldier, who U.S. officials have identified as a married, 38-year-old father of two who was trained as a sniper and recently suffered a head injury in Iraq.