By Savannah Smith  |  07-16-2018   News
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The four members of the Pussy Riot protest group who interrupted the World Cup final match between France and Croatia on Sunday will have to spend 15 days in jail.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pussy Riot members jailed for 15 days over World Cup pitch invasion <a href="https://t.co/blPtfhc9wi">https://t.co/blPtfhc9wi</a> :Auto pickup by wikyou</p>&mdash; Australia7News (@Australia7News) <a href="https://twitter.com/Australia7News/status/1018993698623766528?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The pitch invasion by the punk band members was a brazen act witnessed by Russian President Vladimir Putin at his country’s Luzhiniki stadium in Moscow.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There&#39;s been a pitch invasion! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldCupfinal?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldCupfinal</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BetwayWC?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BetwayWC</a> <a href="https://t.co/ElNITRG4mJ">https://t.co/ElNITRG4mJ</a> <a href="https://t.co/yH3MVIQVgJ">pic.twitter.com/yH3MVIQVgJ</a></p>&mdash; The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSunFootball/status/1018528469230276609?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The four members charged were Veronika Nikulshina, Olga Pakhtusova, Olga Kurachyova and the only male Pyotr Verzilov.

Along with the short jail term, the four protesters will also be banned from attending sports events for three years.

Three of Pussy Riot’s original members were also jailed in 2012 for staging a protest against Putin in a church. The group has since become known to be a symbol of anti-Kremlin direct action.

The pitch invasion briefly broke the fiercely-fought game being watched from the stands by Putin and the French and Croatian presidents, as well as viewed live on television screens by the world.

Croatian defender Dejan Lovren said the rude interruption broke his team’s momentum in the game. He was seen pushing the male intruder aside on the pitch. He later told the media that the interruption came at an important moment for his team.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It&#39;s OK to talk about the importance of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PussyRiot?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PussyRiot</a> protest, its deepest meanings, its beauty in the face of tyranny… AND address the fact that Croatia were countering with a purpose, trailing 2-1 with France scrambling when the pitch invasion took place. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldCupFinal?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldCupFinal</a></p>&mdash; Nate Abaurrea (@NateAbaurrea) <a href="https://twitter.com/NateAbaurrea/status/1018990314156015617?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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France went on to win the match, 4-2.

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Kurachyova claimed that they pulled off the said shocking stunt ”to promote freedom of speech and condemn policies of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body.”

The protester added that while they consider it a “pity” to have disrupted the deeply-focused and intense sportsmen in the field, she slammed FIFA for being “involved in unfair games.” She added that: “FIFA is a friend of heads of states who carry out repression, who violate human rights.”

Verzilov also said the performance was also meant to show how “the state, in the form of the police, intrudes into people’s lives.”

Social media users gave their reactions on what the group did and the decision against them.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PussyRiot?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PussyRiot</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Losers?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Losers</a> 👎👎👎 <a href="https://t.co/4gzaKVziJ7">pic.twitter.com/4gzaKVziJ7</a></p>&mdash; Dhruv Krishnan (@krishnan_dhruv) <a href="https://twitter.com/krishnan_dhruv/status/1018992696059465730?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The only message they got across is that they’re idiots looking for attention 🙄🙄🙄 15 days is too lenient imho <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PussyRiot?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PussyRiot</a> 👎</p>&mdash; Dhruv Krishnan (@krishnan_dhruv) <a href="https://twitter.com/krishnan_dhruv/status/1018992357126131712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The pitch invasion by Pussy Riot is a capital offence.</p>&mdash; Jinho Choi 🔹 (@GoldenTalon) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoldenTalon/status/1018987414931435520?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-worldcup-final-invasion-court/world-cup-pussy-riot-pitch-intruders-jailed-for-15-days-idUSKBN1K6278

Twitter: #MAGA #KeepAmericaGreat! #WorldCup #France #Croatia #Russia #PussyRiot #PitchInvasion
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Anonymous No. 31453 1531792104

Just out for the media attention and impersonating a police officer should come with hard time! What if rapist and murderers started impersonating the police? They should get at the very least 5 years hard labor!

Anonymous No. 31474 1531805131

Feminist Kike indoctrinated dykes who support Shillary going to war against Russia to liberate the whamin.

Anonymous No. 31453 No. 31494 1531828997

Agreed…

BUT !! these are ANTI-PUTIN protesters, protesting Putin's USSR KGB tactics in 2018.

So it comes with mixed feelings. With that Caveat, still Protesters should NOT be allowed to disrupt and/or soil what others have paid hard earned $$$$ for to see or do.

Once that line is crossed they are no longer Protesters but subversives, radicals and anarchists.

YES ! 15 days is a slap in the wrist.

Putting on a Police Uniform to by-pass security should be treated very seriously in the radical terrorist age. So let us start with a 1 year minimum in Prison, plus a Lifetime BAN from ALL future World Cup Events.

I wish here in the USA such butt-holes would be also banned from future public events for X years as part of the sentence.

Vlad No. 31526 1531846632

Bring back the gulags for this scum

Alek No. 31528 1531846928

These are the same degenerates that jammed frozen chicken into their naked vaginas and anal orifices in a Moscow market and filmed the episode. In front of children with their mothers. The depravity of the Left knows no bounds.

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