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Artist nails genitals to street to protest 'police brutality' No pics... adult content

Russia — Red Square has seen a lot over the centuries, from public executions to giant military parades, but a performance artist broke new ground on Sunday when he nailed his scrotum to cobblestones in a painful act of protest.

Pyotr Pavlensky said the protest was his response to Russia's descent into a "police state" and was timed to coincide with Police Day, which Russia's law enforcement officials celebrated on Sunday.

Pavlensky has a history of self-harming art, including sewing his lips together to protest against the jail sentences given to members of Pussy Riot and wrapping himself in barbed wire outside a Russian government building, which he said symbolised "the existence of a person inside a repressive legal system".
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I saw this and wondered just how bad the the side effects of Chernobyl was! lol
And people over there thinks the American citizens are a bunch of nuts and crazy people. I wonder if the hospital served him rocky mountain oysters.... LOL

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Michigan-Mom74

Asked by Michigan-Mom74 at 12:19 AM on Nov. 12, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Wow that's....kinda crazy.
    Lobelia

    Answer by Lobelia at 12:28 AM on Nov. 12, 2013

  • I imagine he is a soprano, now.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:46 AM on Nov. 12, 2013

  • Speaking of Pussy Riot- did you see that one of the band members has gone suspiciously "missing" after complaining about horrendous prison conditions?
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 12:56 AM on Nov. 12, 2013

  • Sounds more like a mosochist than an artist.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:43 AM on Nov. 12, 2013

  •  OUCH!!!  When he gets better, maybe he can be a matador- this guy will need a replacement! lol ;p

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 4:07 PM on Nov. 12, 2013

  • well at least we know he wont be producing any offspring.....

    takes_a_village

    Answer by takes_a_village at 10:12 PM on Nov. 12, 2013

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