Women protesting in Cote-D’Ivoire Shot and Killed

06.03.2011 § Leave a comment

A little while ago the nothing posted (click) about how there’s lots of stuff going on in Africa south of Egypt and Libya, but people don’t seem to be paying attention, instead focusing exclusively on “middle east”.  One of the places popping off the most was Cote D’Ivoire — looks now like women are throwing down, and the state response has been open fire.

Security forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo, Cote d’Ivoire’s disputed president, have shot dead at least five women at a demonstration in support of his rival, Alassane Ouattara.

Thursday’s shooting took place after several hundred women gathered in the Abobo neighbourhood of Abidjan, the country’s commercial capital, shouting “Gbagbo, get out!” and “Alassane for president”, a resident told the AFP news agency.

read the rest @ ludmila

 

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