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Russian Performance Artist Nails His Scrotum to Red Square, Protesting Police State

Bad kind of nailing

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A Russian performance artist nailed his genitals to the ground outside Moscow's Red Square in protest over Russia's "police state" as the country marked Police Day, Police Day, a day when the Interior Ministry honours its service members.

A video circulated online shows naked Pyotr Pavlensky sitting on Russia's most famous square just outside the Kremlin on Sunday afternoon after nailing his scrotum to the square's cobblestones. Police first took him to the hospital and then into custody.

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