Pussy Riot members arrested after LGBT+ flag protest

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19/08/2020

Russian police detained two leading members of the Pussy Riot art collective on Thursday. The news follows the radical group’s LGBT+ protest that saw them raising pride flags at five government buildings in “honour” of Vladimir Putin’s birthday on Wednesday. Maria Alyokhina was arrested just as she arrived to give an interview at a liberal TV station in Moscow. Footage of the arrest shows two officers manhandling Ms Alyokhina as she attempts to enter the first-floor editorial offices. She is then frogmarched to an unmarked grey van waiting outside. The detention of Veronika Nikushkina, another Pussy Riot member, was reported by her lawyer Sergei Telnov. She was taken to a police station in central Moscow, he said.

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