FortWayne.com
 
  Text size  Increase text sizeDecrease text size      
Posted on Mon. Nov. 11, 2013 - 10:03 am EDT

Russian artist nails his genitals to Red Square

DISCUSS
Comments
 

MOSCOW (AP) A Russian performance artist nailed his genitals to the ground outside Moscow's Red Square in protest over Russia's "police state" as the country marked national police day.

A video shows naked Pyotr Pavlensky sitting on Russia's most famous square just outside the Kremlin on Sunday afternoon after nailing himself to the ground. Police first took him to the hospital and then into custody.

Interfax news agency said that a court dismissed charges of "petty hooliganism" and released him Monday.

Pavlensky, who has long been known for his self-mutilating stunts, told Dozhd television he wanted to warn that "we are on the threshold of becoming a police state."

In the summer of 2012, Pavlensky sewed his mouth closed to protest the imprisonment of three members of Pussy Riot band.


Comments
 
Sunday
Sunday
High 82 °F
Low 65 °F
69 °F
Mostly Cloudy
Sponsored by Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc.
LOCAL BUSINESS SEARCH
Local Search
STOCK SUMMARY
Dow 18232.02-53.72
Nasdaq 5089.36-1.43
S&P 500 2126.06-4.76
AEP 55.65-0.16
Comcast 57.87+0.33
GE 27.68-0.04
Exelis 24.82+0.21
LNC 58.61-0.38
Navistar 28.18+0.20
Raytheon 106.70-0.81
SDI 21.75+0.57
Verizon 49.61-0.29
  Stock Sponsor