Pussy Riot beaten up by Cossacks

Pussy Riot wurden beim Versuch einer Performance von „Cossack Militia“ gepeitscht und verprügelt, die Polizei hat Zeugen vernommen, festgenommen wurde niemand. BBC hat ein Video des Vorfalls, die Kommentare unter einer YT-Version davon sind an Menschenverachtung kaum zu überbieten. Go, Russia!

"Under the banner Sochi 2014, to the sound of "Putin will teach us to love the homeland", Cossacks attacked Pussy Riot, beat us with whips and sprayed a lot of pepper gas at us," Tolokonnikova wrote on Twitter.

A still photograph showed a Cossack about to strike the women, dressed in their customary brightly coloured ski masks, short dresses and tights. Some of them were unmasked by the Cossacks.

Alyokhina tweeted photographs of blood dripping down the face of a supporter after the attack. Another showed red marks across Tolokonnikova's chest.

Reuters: Olympics-Pussy Riot say Cossacks beat them with whips in Sochi