October 17th, 2011
05:00 AM ET

Women march in Yemen's capital

Thousands of women marched toward Yemen's foreign ministry in the capital, Sanaa, Monday, demanding U.N. intervention in the ongoing unrest in the Persian Gulf nation, residents and eyewitnesses said.

The protest comes a day after a female protester became the first woman killed in a demonstration against the government, according to opposition activists.

The women called for sanctions against President Ali Abdullah Saleh and asked that he be tried by the International Criminal Court.

The women also alleged that snipers were on the rooftop of the foreign ministry Sunday.

The protests came hours after gunfire and loud explosions reverberated throughout the capital early Monday.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    If either men or women want to protest, I think that's fine.
    However, I can't see why it's any worse to shoot a woman who protests that it is to shoot a man.

    October 17, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    Lol ....... Ummmmmmm yeahhhh I guess you do have a point JIF.

    October 17, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    It's not.
    Nobody should die in peaceful protests.
    Not even a turtle.

    October 17, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. fernace

    I agree, banasy & I agree with the Yemeni women that Saleh is a butcher who has to be stopped! U.N. needs to intervene!!

    October 17, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    It seems like these mindless Tea Partiers have already hijacked this web page, including the troll above who usurped my name. However, I do agree fully with what fernace posted above but, unfortunately, the right-wing thugs in Washington won't in any way allow the U.N. to intervene no matter how brutal the Saleh regime is since Saleh is and has been a stooge for Washington!!!

    October 17, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    @faux Joey Isotta-Fraschini:

    Voici le voleur de noms, c'est vous. Vous ne serez jamais un homme tel que JIF. Tais-toi!‬

    October 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    @faux JIF:

    Personne n'est dupe de vous, imbécile!

    October 17, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Celui qui veux duper les gens, c'est vous. Je suis le vrai Joey et je suis 100% pour les femmes de Yemen. Leur detestable dictateur doit renoncer tant tot comme possible!!!

      October 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |