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Friday, August 17, 2012

And Now the Pussy Riot Protests

The three defendants were found guilty and got two-year prison sentences today--see my full report and many links here.  Protests around the world, with arrests.   Follow NYT  intern @ilyamuz in Moscow where "rough" arrests coming "fast" now.  She counts 80 arrests so far and journos now being "penned."  Also: "The Russian riot police chasing a balaclava wearing girl into Turkish Embassy is gonna become a viral video." Now: "The police almost arrested pussy riot lawyers. The police have brought up 6 riot vans, and are removing fencing."  800 protesters still there.  "Not going anywhere."

Arrests even in NYC outside Russian consulate.   Protesters being ordered to remove masks, or paper bags, whatever.  New York Observer says three arrests so far, more since, and will update.  Photo here.  Photo below by @Moish

 

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