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Cossack Militia Attacks Pussy Riot

Hit with horsewhips

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SOCHI, Russia (AP)—Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the artists—who have feuded with Vladmir Putin's government for years—tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics. Six group members—five women and one man—donned their signature ski masks and were pulling out a guitar and microphone as at least 10 Cossacks and other security officials moved in. One Cossack appeared to use pepper spray. Another whipped several group members while other Cossacks ripped off their masks and threw the guitar in a garbage can.