Aug 172012
 

Pussy Riot’s three members sat in a glass cell in a Moscow court room this morning, holding up the judge’s verdict.

Pussy Riot's three members sat in a glass cell in a Moscow court room this morning, holding up the judge's verdict.




The performance that led to the arrest that led to everything you see above:




2. The protests followed quickly.

The protests followed quickly.

Here, a protester wearing a mask (ski masks are one of Pussy Riot’s signatures) waves a feminist flag from a balcony of the court building in Moscow.

Image by Misha Japaridze / AP

3. Outside the Moscow court building, other outraged supporters gathered.

Outside the Moscow court building, other outraged supporters gathered.
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4.

This sticker on the side of a police van reads “Free Pussy Riot!”

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5.

Moscow police took action against some protesters.

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6. In Berlin, a demonstration involved sculptures of toothed vaginas attacking the “head” of Putin.

In Berlin, a demonstration involved sculptures of toothed vaginas attacking the "head" of Putin.
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7.

A closer look at that Putin mask.

Image by THOMAS PETER / Reuters
8.

And the scene in Berlin.

Image by THOMAS PETER / Reuters

9. Other protesters gathered outside Russian embassies around the world. In Kiev:

Other protesters gathered outside Russian embassies around the world. In Kiev:
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10. Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged a special protest.

Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged a special protest.

A topless member of the group cut down an Orthodox cross, erected as a symbol of Kiev’s victims of political repression.

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11.

She used a chainsaw.

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12. In Dublin:

In Dublin:

Feminist and writer Rosita Sweetman appeared at the demonstration on O’Connell Street.

Image by Niall Carson / AP

13. This protester, Colin Kelly, is in a punk band called Job Seekers.

This protester, Colin Kelly, is in a punk band called Job Seekers.
Image by Niall Carson / AP

14. In Barcelona, protesters assembled outside the Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic church designed by Antoni Gaudí.

In Barcelona, protesters assembled outside the Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic church designed by Antoni Gaudí.
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Image by MANU FERNANDEZ / AP

16. This Barcelona protester wore a tee with Vladimir Putin’s face crossed out.

This Barcelona protester wore a tee with Vladimir Putin's face crossed out.
Image by JOSEP LAGO / Getty Images

17. Many protesters were contained behind barriers outside the Russian embassy in London.

Many protesters were contained behind barriers outside the Russian embassy in London.
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Image by NEIL HALL / Reuters

19. Ladies in London displayed makeshift posters on printer paper.

Ladies in London displayed makeshift posters on printer paper.
Image by NEIL HALL / Reuters

20. And on their chests.

And on their chests.
Image by NEIL HALL / Reuters
21.

Also in London.

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22. A scene in Brussels, outside the Russian delegation to the E.U.

A scene in Brussels, outside the Russian delegation to the E.U.
Image by FRANCOIS LENOIR / Reuters

23. A member of the French branch of Amnesty International addressed a crowd.

A member of the French branch of Amnesty International addressed a crowd.
Image by LIONEL BONAVENTURE / Getty Images

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