It’s called “The Death of Farkhunda,” a rallying cry for Islamic activists and a sobering reminder that nothing drastic has changed in Afghanistan since the U.S. went in during 2001.
Farkhunda Malikzada was a 27 year old woman who was an aspiring Islamic scholar. However, while visiting a temple in the center of Kabul, someone accused her of burning a Quran and throwing it in the garbage.
What happened next is so horrifying it defies the proper words. Police at the scene try to bring her to the precinct, as crowds surround her demanding she be turned over to the crowd and killed.
When Farkhunda asks for a female officer to escort her, probably in fears of sexual assault. After that, the mob took over.
Below is footage in a couple different formats of some of what transpired and may not be viewable in all formats. WARNING: Some of this footage is very disturbing.