past work: ivory coast post election crisis: women's day violence: IC_WomensDay_12

Mary-Louise Diby holds her 21 year old nephew who was shot in the leg, in a clinic in Treichville, a suburb of Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Women marched through the streets of Abidjan today mourning the deaths of seven women killed last week by security forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo. In Treichville, after finishing prayers (both Christian and Muslim) the marching women encountered the {quote}Compagnies Republicaines de Securité{quote} (CRS), special riot police loyal to Laurent Gbagbo. Its reported that the neighborhood youth guard stood in a line between the women and the CRS to protect the women when the CRS opened fire. At least four were killed including one woman and unknown number were injured.

Mary-Louise Diby holds her 21 year old nephew who was shot in the leg, in a clinic in Treichville, a suburb of Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Women marched through the streets of Abidjan today mourning the deaths of seven women killed last week by security forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo. In Treichville, after finishing prayers (both Christian and Muslim) the marching women encountered the "Compagnies Republicaines de Securit√©" (CRS), special riot police loyal to Laurent Gbagbo. Its reported that the neighborhood youth guard stood in a line between the women and the CRS to protect the women when the CRS opened fire. At least four were killed including one woman and unknown number were injured.