Busted

Pussy Riot member detained after protest performance

 

Nadya Tolonnikova and an activist were dragged away by police in Moscow on Friday after staging a performance to support women prisoners. Tolonnikova, 25, is one of two members of Pussy Riot who was convicted of hooliganism in 2012 and spent nearly two years in prison, and Katya Nenasheva didn’t actually get very far into their performance before police intervened. The two dressed up in costume prison garb complete with prison ID badges that had serial numbers on them. They reportedly had a sewing machine with them and were about to begin sewing together strips of blue and red (two of the colors of Russia’s flag) fabric in Bolotnaya Square. That’s when police stepped in and shut them down. After their arrest, the two posted photos on Twitter and Facebook along with a note about supporting the rights of women in prison. Tolonnikova has long been a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Read the full story at Mashable.

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