by Jake Daczyk
Soldiers backing Ivory Coast's leader mowed down women protesting his refusal to leave power Thursday, killing six.
The army has shown no restraints in shooting civilans so the women of the Ivory Coast organized a protest believeing the soldiers would be too ashamed to shoot women according to MSNBC.
Six women were killed on the spot. It is not known how many were killed following the initial round of shooting.
The Star Tribune reports that the conflict in Ivory Coast has ramped up in intensity over the past couple days as 32 people have been reported killed in a 24 hour span.
The attacks drew an immediate rebuke from the United States which sides with the protesters and wishes for Ivory Coast's leader to step down.