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Pussy Riot Beaten, Pepper-Sprayed While Filming Sochi Protest

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Pussy Riot Beaten, Pepper-Sprayed While Filming Sochi Protest

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The best thing that could ever happen to a political protester is to be violently beaten and attacked for doing nothing much at all, and to have it all caught on film. That’s what happened when six members of the Russian protest performance artists Pussy Riot were assaulted by security forces in Sochi today. Just as the group were beginning a performance of a song, they were beset upon by guards who pepper-sprayed, whipped, and beat them. In other words, they played their roles perfectly. Watch the video below, and see more photos here via the AP. (h/t Deadspin)