Video shows a group of Afghan women protesting for their rights in Kabul as armed men stand nearby

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Women in Kabul protest the Taliban takeover.
Women in Kabul protest for their rights amid Taliban takeover. @HameedMohdShah on Twitter
  • New videos reportedly show women in Kabul protesting for their rights amid the Taliban takeover.

  • The videos, shared by Al Jazeera correspondent Hameed Mohammad Shah, show armed men near the women.

  • Afghan's capital city has been thrown into chaos and uncertainty after the Taliban's sudden return to power.

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New videos show a group of Afghan women protesting for their rights in the streets of Kabul as armed men stand nearby - reportedly the first women's protest since the Taliban took over.

In the video shared by Al Jazeera correspondent Hameed Mohammad Shah, four women hold up signs and shout slogans in the streets of Kabul. The camera pans to show a man with a rifle walking near the women, as well as other armed men standing in the back of a pick-up truck parked nearby.

In another clip shared by Shah, the women walk down a street, chanting that they want to work, be educated, and participate in politics.

"No force can ignore and stifle women," one woman says in the video, according to Shah's translation.

The Taliban officially took control of Afghanistan's capital on Sunday after a weeklong offensive led to the stunning collapse of the Afghan government - and spurred chaos and uncertainty for Afghan citizens.

Though the Taliban reportedly wants women to join their new government and promised that women would be afforded some rights, many are skeptical of the militant group given its history of brutal oppression.

Some Afghan citizens have begun purging their online profiles of incriminating information in fear of Taliban retribution and burning documents that show they worked for the previous government.

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