Afghans protest US move to unfreeze $3.5B for 9/11 victims

  • Afghan protesters hold placards and shout slogans against U.S. during a protest condemning President Joe Biden’s decision, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. President Biden signed an executive order, Friday, Feb. 11, to create a pathway to split $7 billion in Afghan assets frozen in the U.S. to fund humanitarian relief in Afghanistan and to create a trust fund to compensate Sept. 11 victims. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

KABUL, Afghanistan — Demonstrators in Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday condemned President Joe Biden’s order freeing up $3.5 billion in Afghan assets held in the U.S. for families of America’s 9/11 victims — saying the money belongs to Afghans.