PHOTO, VIDEO: Russian Protesters Nails Testicles, Sews Mouth To Protest Against Ruler

Posted: November 11, 2013 in Politics

Moscow, Russia – Protesting against “Kremlin’s crackdown on political rights,” Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky stripped naked and nailed his testicles to a Red Square cobblestone.

November 10 is Police Day holiday in Russia.
Pavlensky, the 29-year-old Saint Petersburg-based artist states he was trying to draw public attention to the fact that Russia is developing into a “police state”.
This incident on Moscow’s Red Square is not the first time Pavlensky has resorted to such dramatic methods. In 2011, he stitched his lips together to protest against jailing members of the Pussy Riot punk band who staged an anti-Kremlin performance inside Moscow’s main cathedral. In May 2013, he was arrested after wrapping his naked body in barbed wire outside a Saint Petersburg government building.



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