Troops open fire on all-female protest 

WHAT: Soldiers backing Ivory Coast dictator Laurent Gbagbo sprayed gunfire on thousands of women gathered for a peaceful all-female protest, killing at least six.

WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: The massacre shocked this African nation where women’s marches have historically been the last resort against a notoriously trigger-happy army.

WHAT’S AT STAKE: Gbagbo has refused to leave the presidency even though he lost to the opposition by 500,000 votes three months ago, according to the United Nations’ count.

WHAT: Soldiers backing Ivory Coast dictator Laurent Gbagbo sprayed gunfire on thousands of women gathered for a peaceful all-female protest, killing at least six.
WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: The massacre shocked this African nation where women’s marches have historically been the last resort against a notoriously trigger-happy army.
WHAT’S AT STAKE: Gbagbo has refused to leave the presidency even though he lost to the opposition by 500,000 votes three months ago,
according to the United Nations’ count.WHAT: Soldiers backing Ivory Coast dictator Laurent Gbagbo sprayed gunfire on thousands of women gathered for a peaceful all-female protest, killing at least six.
WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: The massacre shocked this African nation where women’s marches have historically been the last resort against a notoriously trigger-happy army.
WHAT’S AT STAKE: Gbagbo has refused to leave the presidency even though he lost to the opposition by 500,000 votes three months ago,
according to the United Nations’ count.

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