#ReasonToRise - Join the Pussy Riot Global Day of Action FRIDAY
V-Day stands in solidarity with Pussy Riot and their supporters around the globe. This is ANOTHER REASON TO RISE and we encourage all of our activists to take to the streets on Friday!
Dublin, Odessa, Melbourne, New York City, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Vienna, London, Paris, Moscow. These are just a few of the over 40 locations where THIS FRIDAY, August 17th, activists are joining forces to show their support and demand the freedom of Pussy Riot!
Pussy Riot is a Russian feminist performance art group that, through peaceful performances "gives voice to basic rights under threat in Russia today, while expressing the values and principles of gender equality, democracy and freedom of expression contained in the Russian constitution and other international instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the CEDAW Convention."
Pussy Riot, which is made up of three young women Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Ekaterina Samucevich, were arrested and remain detained following a 1-minute performance on February 21st at a priests-only section of Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. According to Free Pussy Riot, "The intention of the performance was to draw attention to the special relationship with President Putin and the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church." The investigator's report however claims "religious hatred" and they have been charged with hooliganism, which calls for 7 years imprisonment.
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