Pussy Riot Protests Around the World

A Russian court has sentenced three members of punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison for their part in an anti-Putin protest in Russia's main Orthodox cathedral. People gathered around the world to protest the court ruling.

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  1. Russian state news agency RIA Novosti tweeted out this photo at a rally in Moscow in support of Pussy Riot. The band's trademark colored balaclavas became emblems of support for protesters.
  2. Protesters in Stockholm.
  3. In this photo, re-tweeted more than 700 times, ex-world chess champion and opposition leader Garry Kasparov appears to be wrestling with security. Kasparov was one of several people arrested outside the Moscow courtroom.
  4. In Moscow, protesters put a balaclava on the monument of little-known 19th-century Kazakh poet Abai Kunanbayev. The statue was the site of an earlier protest movement known as Occupy Abai.
  5. In Montpellier, France, protesters placed a balaclava and a plaque with the phrase "Free Pussy Riot" on a statue of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.
  6. Free Pussy Riot ! Lénine encagoulé #montpellier #freepussyriot
  7. The Free Pussy Riot Global Day of Action also used the image of the balaclava.
  8. Pussy Riot supporters in Moscow carrying signs that say "Freedom Pussy Riot."
  9. Hundreds of people protested the verdict outside the courthouse in Moscow. Demonstrators also met at Russian embassies around the world, including in Washington, D.C., London, Berlin, and Dublin.
  10. Amnesty International posted these two photos of protesters outside of the Russian embassy in Oslo. In the first photo, the group thanks everyone who participated in the demonstration.
  11. Activists outside of the Russian embassy in Oslo.
  12. A protester outside of the Russian consulate in New York City is taken by police.
  13. More arrests of #freepussyriot protesters in #nyc
  14. Demonstrations in Dublin.
  15. Protesters outside of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv.
  16. #freepussyriot TLV около посольства России.
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