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