Photo of the Day: Pussy Riot attacked with whips and tear gas near Sochi Olympics

Pussy Riot members whipped by

(Photo credit: The AP via The Washington Post)

As they tried to record a new protest song near the Olympic Park on Wednesday, Pussy Riot members–including Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, the formerly imprisoned members who are fresh off a recent visit to the US–were attacked with whips and tear gas by Cossack militia members who are providing security during the Games. Since arriving in Sochi, the group has been detained by the police several times. 

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One Comment

  1. Posted February 19, 2014 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    THIS is happening and the interwebs are abuzz about Bode Miller’s tears? #SochiProblems

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