Giant demo for Pussy Riot.. Put Putin Out!

 

15 Sept 2012. 10’s 0f 1000’s march against Putin and demand freedom for the Pussy Riot three.

Russia’s opposition movement drew tens of thousands to another large anti-Putin demonstration on Saturday, sending the message that its ranks are undaunted by a battery of new government sanctions and the two-year prison sentences handed down last month to the punk-rockers of Pussy Riot.

Three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison on trumped-up charges of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.” But other members of Pussy Riot are still free, and they’ve just released a ferocious new response single called “Putin Light Up The Flames.”
”Country is coming, country is coming to the streets with audacity
Country is coming, country is coming to say goodbye to the regime
Country is coming, country is coming by the feminist wedge
And putin is coming, putin is cuming to say goodbye like a beast”
smth like that, that is chorus 🙂

The trademark neon balaclavas of Pussy Riot, whose members were prosecuted for singing an anti-Putin song in a cathedral, appeared on buttons and balloons and, in a basket carried by one marcher, on three disembodied mannequin heads.

This protest, like the ones that first jolted the Kremlin nine months ago, featured mockery of President Vladimir V. Putin— largely sendups of a recent stunt in which Mr. Putin flew in a hang glider at the head of a flock of cranes.


A music festival to support jailed members of the band Pussy Riot has taken place in Russia’s second largest city despite what organisers said was official pressure to cancel it.
Olga Kurnosova said city officials had tried to force her to stop Sunday’s show in St. Petersburg — President Vladimir Putin’s hometown — and firefighters had threatened to close down the Glavklub hall, claiming safety violations ahead of the concert.
About 1,000 people attended the “Free Pussy Riot Fest” headlined by the Russian rock protest bands DDT and Televizor, whose songs have long riled Soviet authorities and Putin’s Kremlin.

 

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