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Pussy Riot members burned and bruised in McDonald's attack

Published on Mar 6, 2014 9:47 PM
 

MOSCOW (AFP) - Two members of Pussy Riot were left with chemical burns and head injuries after they were attacked by youths in a branch of McDonald's, the group said on Thursday.

Ms Maria Alyokhina and Ms Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were left covered in green stains after "an organised group" of young men attacked them with antiseptic, pepper spray and weapons, Ms Tolokonnikova's husband Pyotr Verzilov said in an e-mail to AFP.

A video released by Pussy Riot showed six young men wearing patriotic Russian symbols shouting obscenities at the women while videoing the action in a branch of the fast-food chain in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod.

One held up a placard saying: "Dirty whores, get out of the city."

 
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