WOMEN WAR & PEACE | PBS

First Woman Protester Killed in Yemen

October 18, 2011 | Lauren Feeney

A 20-year-old woman was shot in the head by a government sniper during a protest march in Taiz, Yemen on Sunday. According to opposition activists, she was the first woman to be killed in the anti-regime demonstrations that have swept the country. On Monday, thousands of women responded with a protest in the capital, Saana. Activists say at least 861 people have been killed and 25,000 wounded since the protests erupted.

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