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‘Pussy Riot’ World Cup pitch invader describes experience

Jul 18, 2018 16:11 IST
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Two of the four protesters who barged onto the field at the World Cup final have been sentenced to 15 days in jail.

The protesters, members of the Pussy Riot punk collective, ran onto the field at Luzhniki Stadium during the second half of the match between France and Croatia on Sunday, dressed as policemen to call for the release of political prisoners and for more open political competition.

A court on Monday sentenced protesters Veronika Nikulshina and Olga Kuracheva after finding them guilty of violating the law on behavior of sports events spectators.

They were also banned from attending sports events for three years.