Pussy Riot Attacked Near Sochi Olympics During Protest Performance

More problems in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Olympics, but this time it wasn’t with athletes. It involved Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk rock protest group based in Moscow. On Wednesday, the group was attacked in a public plaza and whipped.

This was all caught on camera, just a day after they were allegedly arrested by police and held for four hours without charges being filed. The video shows the girls rushing downstairs and setting up to perform, when Cossacks stopped them, ripped off their masks and began beating them.

According to the Washington Post reports the group has been detained multiple times since landing in Sochi on Sunday.

Among the protesters were Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, the two Pussy Riot members who were just recently released from Russian prison after staging a protest against President Vladimir Putin in 2012.

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