Pussy Riot-Sochi: Punk collective beated on camera during impromptu performance in Sochi.

Impromptu Pussy Riot Performance Ends in Beating By Cossack Militia

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Feb. 19 2014 1:05 PM

Impromptu Pussy Riot Performance Ends in Beating By Cossack Militia

The punk/protest collective known as Pussy Riot is, as expected, having a rather eventful time in Sochi this month. Several members of the band were briefly detained yesterday and allegedly roughed by police in the process—an allegation that seems all the more believable after you see this video from an impromptu-performance-turned-beating earlier today:

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

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