Pussy Riot reveal ‘Rufugees In’ video filmed at Banksy’s Dismaland – watch

Russian punk protest group say 'we should accept and save those who flee countries occupied by terrorists'

Pussy Riot have revealed their new video ‘Refugees In’ filmed at Banksy’s Dismaland.

The Russian punk protest group were among the acts invited to perform at Banky’s ‘bemusement park’ in September. Entering the stage in a cage, Pussy Riot went on to perform to a backdrop of protestors and riot police clashing.

As reported by Pitchfork, the new video was accompanied by a press release in which the band outline their thoughts on the refugee crisis. “We should accept and save those who flee countries occupied by terrorists,” Pussy Riot write. “The time of grief for the dead should not become a time in which we betray the belief of millions in the humanity of the European world.”

Watch ‘Refugees In’ below:

Pussy Riot explained that they have co-founded Refugee Response Foundation, an NGO set up to help refugees in Calais. It was co-founded with London-based art-group The Connor Brothers.

“We are planning to release a lot of disturbing videos next year,” Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova said in the statement, “we hope that you will not like them.”

Pussy Riot wrote:

“ISIS will win if Europe rejects the value of multi-culturalism and is terrified by the threats of extreme-right politicians. When Europe closes its borders, it will tumble back to the previous century; the era of nationalism. If Europe closes the borders hundreds of thousands of Muslims, putting on the line everything they have to escape radical Muslim state, will never be able to see another world. Some of them will join that very ISIS, being embittered and disappointed in the good will of European states. We should accept and save those who flee countries occupied by terrorists. The time of grief for the dead should not become a time in which we betray the belief of millions in the humanity of the European world. Our grief should not teach us to aim for revenge, war and hate. It should teach us to help and show real compassion for each other.

Pussy Riot is now recording several pieces of music, the main idea is to oppose the right-wing conservative curtain that seems to be falling globally, no longer just affecting Russia but countries across Europe and the US. Neo–facist parties in Europe, Donald Trump in the US, the rise of Germany’s AfD; it’s fucking scary. And it’s the reason and it’s the time to be loud and proud of your feminist, LGBTQ and pro-refugees values.”
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