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Pussy Riot members arrested in Moscow protest

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Members of Pussy Riot are among eighteen protesters that have been detained in Moscow.

Pink News reports that Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina said on Twitter that she and other protesters were detained by police early on Wednesday after congregating in Red Square.

According to the report, a few thousand people rallied outside Red Square on Tuesday in the boldest anti-government demonstration in years to protest against the court conviction of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his brother. Navalny is a fierce critic of President Putin. He has called for LGBT pride events to be allowed in Moscow and has the support of Pussy Riot.

The U.S. State Department said the sentencing was “a disturbing development designed to punish and deter political activism.”



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