Pussy Riot Detained, Horsewhipped And Beaten By Cossacks For Protest During Sochi Olympics

The video opens with one member of the Russian protest band being pepper sprayed. They’re then whipped andΒ beaten in full site of a large group of onlookers. No arrests were made. According to the BBC:

One band member said on Tuesday that the Sochi Games were a political event.

“Now there is an occupation of this territory, because the city is under total police and security control,” Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said on Tuesday.

“We have arrived here on Sunday [and] we are being detained all the time. Even when we were driving our car and walking in the street. So they are looking for any reasons to arrest us.”

Ms Tolokonnikova said they were detained for 10 hours by police on Monday after arriving “to make a political claim about the Sochi Olympics”.TC mark

image – YouTube

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