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Scenes Of Outrage And Solidarity From Pussy Riot Protests Around The World

The Russian feminist punk band was sentenced to two years in prison this morning for "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred." The band was arrested in March following an unauthorized performance at Moscow's main Russian Orthodox cathedral where they screamed, "Mother Mary please drive Putin away."

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2. The protests followed quickly.

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Here, a protester wearing a mask (ski masks are one of Pussy Riot's signatures) waves a feminist flag from a balcony of the court building in Moscow.

10. Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged a special protest.

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A topless member of the group cut down an Orthodox cross, erected as a symbol of Kiev's victims of political repression.

24. The performance that led to the arrest that led to everything you see above:

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