Pussy Riot Members Get 15 Days in Jail and a 3-Year Ban From Sporting Events After Protesting at the World Cup Final

After a high-profile protest on the field of the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, four members of punk rock feminist protest art collective Pussy Riot have been sentenced to 15 days behind bars and a three-year ban from sporting events. The group has followed up their latest action with the release of a new music video, “Track About Good Cop.”

Known for its colorful face-obscuring balaclavas and outspoken criticism of Vladimir Putin and his government, Pussy Riot made headlines in 2012 for performing the protest song “Punk Prayer” on the steps of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ Savior. Three of the group’s original members were convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, and two others, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, were imprisoned until December 2013.
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2018-10-23T20:54:09+00:00