March 6, 2014 19:03

Pussy Riot members attacked in McDonalds by group of men

Maria Alyokhina and Nadia Tolokonnikova had rubbish and paint thrown at them

Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadia Tolokonnikova have been attacked by a group of men in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

The Guardian reports that the two women had rubbish and paint poured over them at a branch of McDonalds by the men, who shouted at them, telling them to go to America. See footage of the attack above. Alyokhina stated that she suffered head injuries because of the attack and Tolokonnikova chemical burns.

The two women were released from prison in December 2013 after being incarcerated for their infamous protest gig in a Moscow church. Earlier this year they were arrested again as part of a group of over 100 people accused with "disturbing the peace" outside of a Moscow court. They were reportedly voicing their support for the May 6 Prisoners, who are activists imprisoned for a protest against Vladmir Putin in 2012.

The punk activists have been involved in a host of incidents of late, including being detained in the Russian city of Sochi, where this year's Winter Olympics were held, and another in which they were attacked with whips by Cossack militia.

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