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Three topless women express support for Pussy Riot in Finland

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Aug. 15, 2012, 7:33 p.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Interfax-Ukraine


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HELSINKI - A rally in support of the Pussy Riot punk band was held outside the Russian Embassy in Helsinki, Finland, on Wednesday. 

Three women wearing balaclavas took their tops off, baring their breasts, at around 12:30 p.m. Moscow time. Each one of them had a word written on their body, which together read: "Free Pussy Riot."

The young women were talking to one another and to passers-by in Finnish, referring to themselves as "representatives of the creative class," eyewitnesses said.

Soon afterwards police arrived, checked their documents and ordered them to leave.

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kpxoxol Aug. 15, 2012, 9:57 p.m.    

The western hypocrisy in action - "do what we say, not what we do", heh, heh, heh :D

"Helsinki, Finland - A number of prominent public and culture figures and human rights activists in Finland have filed suit with the Helsinki police against Teivo Teivainen, a professor of the University of Helsinki, for an attempt to replay a stunt of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot near the Orthodox Assumption Cathedral in Helsinki.

"A criminal case has been initiated under two Finnish Criminal Code articles concerning the violation of religious tolerance rules," Johan Backman, a prominent Finnish human rights activist and an adjunct professor of the University of Helsinki, told Interfax on Wednesday.

"The Finnish Criminal Code bans even an attempt to obstruct a religious service (Article 17-11) and any kind of humiliation of another person's faith in writing or in other forms (17-10). Wearing a mask at a public place and unsanctioned rallies are also prohibited. It is necessary to notify police beforehand in Finland," Backman said.

"Teivainen's punishment now depends on the Finnish Prosecutor General's Office, which makes decisions on pressing charges on anti-religious crimes. If the Prosecutor General's Office presses charges against the professor, he will face up to 2 years' imprisonment," he said.

The suit has been signed by Backman representing the Finnish Anti-Fascist Committee, prominent Finnish playwright Jussi Parviainen, musician Tommi Lievemaa, Evgenia Hilden-Jarvenpera, a member of the education committee in the city of Pori, and others."

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Byron Hill Aug. 16, 2012, 7:25 a.m.    

Communism is dead. And it is Pussy that drives the last nail in its coffin. Again, another country where the men are weak and of feeble minds. Once again it is the woman who must bring change in a country where men squat to urinate.

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kpxoxol Aug. 17, 2012, 5:45 a.m.    

"And it is Pussy that drives the last nail in its coffin.."

LOL, I thoth it was the Dick who does the job, but then again considering that you are an orange mafia pussy, who cares, heh, heh, heh :D

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