Pussy Riot Demo in Edinburgh tomorrow

Punk music is not my cup of tea, even when it’s performed by feminists. Freedom of speech, however, is very much my thing. Three alleged members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot face jail for singing a protest song outside a Moscow cathedral in February. They have been detained since then.  It horrifies me that young women, some of whom have young children, might be jailed for several years tomorrow when the final verdict is given.

There is a demonstration outside the Russian Consulate in Melville Crescent, Edinburgh, tomorrow at noon, timed to coincide with the verdict. Sadly, we’re on holiday and our day involved bambis and strawberries tomorrow so we can’t go – but if you can, please do.

There is another way you can help, too, and that’s by texting ACTION21 and your full name to 88080 to help Amnesty International’s campaign to persuade the Russian authorities to free these brave young women.

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About caronlindsay

Scottish Lib Dem pro UK activist, mum, Doctor Who, Strictly, F1 and trashy tv addict and blogger.
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One Response to Pussy Riot Demo in Edinburgh tomorrow

  1. Dosti says:

    I';m surprised Putin would do something that in the short run and the long run is going to invalidate his claim to moral leadership in the new era. Bad move politically and historiclly Putin. If you had done nothing wqe probably would never havbe heard of this mediocre band.

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