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Pussy Riot Arrested Again In Russia

Two members of the band Pussy Riot were arrested once again in Russia, ahead of their planned protest in Sochi. We say "planned" because according to the Pussy Riot members that were simply walking down the street when they were arrested and detained for alleged theft. 

Thankfully they were released, unlike their previous detainment, which resulted in months spent in jail.

USA Today reports:

Nadezha Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and three others walked out of the police station chanting a song about Putin and wearing neon balaclavas in pink, blue, green and yellow. They were quickly engulfed by journalists waiting outside the police station in Adler.

The five quickly ran away on foot, followed by the press, cars honking, creating a chaotic scene.

"It is clear that in Russia activists are treated like terorrists," said one of the five, who was wearing a pink balaclava. "Inside we were beaten because we didn't want to say anything without our lawyer. In Russia there's no law.

"We were stopped in our hotel, told that somebody had stolen some money, but they detained us for being activists. We did not protest, but they said we planned to."

Upon her release Tolokonnikova tweeted: "Putin will teach you to love the motherland. That's what makes the Olympics."

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The Wall Street Journal reported that Tolokonnikova said by telephone that she and Alyokhina were told they were being held in relation to an alleged theft at their hotel.

"We, Maria Alyokhina and the anonymous members of Pussy Riot, came to Sochi to organize a protest and express our political views but at the time of our detention [by the local police] we were just taking a stroll minding our own business when we got picked up by the police and shoved into a police van," Ms. Tolokonnikova said. "We've been detained like anybody who's made an attempt to criticize authorities during the Olympics. Authorities treat local guests and athletes nicely but not those who are attempting to organize a protest."

The duo first were detained Tuesday afternoon while walking through downtown Sochi.

The Russian authorities consistently prove to be terrified of these women that refuse to be silenced. 

What's your take on this arrest, Instincters?