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Pussy Riot start hunger strike

Published time: March 05, 2012 13:12
Edited time: July 05, 2012 16:49

Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot

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Two activists from the notorious Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, who broke into Moscow’s main cathedral and sang blasphemous songs at the altar, have gone on hunger strike.

­Late last month, four members of the all-girl band Pussy Riot rushed into the Christ the Savior Cathedral in mini-dresses and masks. They quickly performed a song entitled Holy S**t before being escorted out by security.

Notorious for their publicity stunts, the flamboyant group described their provocative act as “a punk prayer: Mother of God, drive [PM Vladimir] Putin away.” They also claim it’s “a big mistake” to consider them “wild atheists”, as many of them go to church every Sunday.

Police opened a criminal case against Pussy Riot on charges of hooliganism, which could result in up to seven years behind bars.  

The girls’ attorney Nikolay Polozov stressed his clients say it is inhumane to arrest women with young children.