Punk group held after Moscow protest song
Summary of story from The Telegraph, January 20, 2012
Russian police have detained all eight members of a female punk group after they performed a protest song criticising Vladimir Putin next to Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow.
The group, called Pussy Riot, wearing brightly coloured mini-dresses and balaclavas climbed over railings onto a stone platform next to the cathedral to sing a song called Putin Has P***** Himself.
The police stood by while the band performed the song, but then detained them and took them to the nearby Kitai-Gorod police station.
Four members were later charged with the non-criminal public order offences and disobeying police, carrying a maximum punishment of 15 days behind bars, according to one band member who uses the nickname Garadzha Matveyeva.