posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 06:51 AM
Where is the outrage over the murder of unarmed "REAL" civilians?
The recent turmoil over a Marine shooting a wounded terrorist in Iraq makes this a even more important issue.
"Ivory Coast colonel says he saw French troops fire on crowd
ABIDJAN (AFP) Nov 28, 2004
A senior Ivory Coast police official said Sunday he saw French troops fire "directly" at unarmed demonstrators during an anti-French rally earlier
Colonel Georges Guiai Bi Poin said he was in charge of about 60 gendarmes outside the Hotel Ivoire to prevent demonstrators from storming the
He told AFP: "French troops fired directly into the crowd. They opened fire on the orders of their chief Colonel D'Estremon. Without warning."
Guiai Bi Poin said he was at the French colonel's side in the hotel lobby throughout the night.
Almost three weeks after the incident it still remains unclear what exactly happened during the protest and how many people died and were wounded.
Ivorian authorities have said that 57 civilians were killed and that more than 2,200 people were wounded between November 6 and 10, including an
unconfirmed number by French troops, but they never released a toll of the specific Hotel Ivoire incident which took place on November 9."