The Taliban has painted over a George Floyd mural

The Taliban has painted over a George Floyd mural
One of the murals they painted over (Image: Wana News Agency)

[Ed. – There’s a George Floyd mural in Afghanistan?]

The Taliban have started replacing murals on Kabul’s streets with paintings of their flags and Islamic slogans as the new rulers continued to reimpose their austere vision on Afghanistan.

The murals addressed everything from the killing of George Floyd in the US and the drowning of Afghan refugees in Iran, to the signing of the US-Taliban agreement towards peace and murder of a Japanese aid worker.

“Artlords”, a group of creatives, painted the murals on walls and blast barriers, spending eight years transforming swathes of Kabul until the Taliban marched in.

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One mural in central Kabul was dedicated to a Japanese doctor and aid worker who was killed in 2019.

His portrait has been replaced by a slogan congratulating the nation for their “victory”, referring to the Taliban takeover of the country.

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