Hundreds of people rallied on Kabul streets Tuesday to urge United States President Joe Biden to reverse his decision on using half of the $7 billion frozen assets from the Afghan central bank to compensate American families of 9/11 victims.

The controversial decision has sparked anger in the war-ravaged country, which is in the middle of economic catastrophe, partly due to frozen funds abroad after the Taliban seized power in Kabul on Aug.15 last year.

The US government froze some $7 billion in Afghan central bank assets that the now-ousted Western-backed government led by President Ashraf Ghani had on deposit at the US Federal Reserve Bank.