Afghan protesters demand U.S. soldier be tried in Afghanistan Staff

3/15/2012 8:45:00 AM - Staff

Afghans took to the streets Thursday to demand a U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 civilians be prosecuted in Afghanistan as word spread that the American military moved him out of the country.

And a member of parliament accused the military of showing him and other officials "a fake video ... to convince the Afghan people that it was the act of only one soldier."

Muhammad Naim Lalai said he was one of several Afghan officials shown a surveillance video on the soldier's base in Kandahar province.