02 September 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media

Okay, on the surface it is a small thing. But here are people frantic to withdraw money -their money- from the local banks in Afghanistan.

And presumably, the Taliban’s forces have been dispatched to keep order, but the manner in which they shove and push and berate these poor people may well be indicative of the future in Afghanistan.

And again, it is not quite Hell’s Angles at Altamont and they are likely low-level ‘soldiers’ but their sense of superiority is quite evident.

Anxiety grows as cash-strapped Afghans queue outside closed banks

Report: As the Taliban forms its new government, one of the most pressing problems is the state of the economy.

Afghanistan’s financial problems got worse as the Taliban advanced, as the huge queues outside Kabul’s banks show.

Among the people in line are government employees who say they have not been paid in months. Business owners are also hit hard, many have no idea when, or if, things will improve.

Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Kabul, Afghanistan.