Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Kabul on Wednesday to demand justice after the brutal killings of seven members of a Shiite minority group. The protesters blame the deaths on Islamist militants. The crowd followed followed the coffins as they were carried toward the presidential palace in the center of the city.
The protest reached a boiling point when some marchers tried to climb over the presidential palace walls, the Associated Press reports. AP adds that the Afghan president’s spokesperson said that guards fired gunshots and 10 people were wounded.