November 11, 2013
Some people dislike the police state more than others.
Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky really dislikes the police state.
On Sunday, Pavlensky stripped naked and nailed his testicles to a Red Square cobblestone to protest the Kremlin’s crackdown on political rights. His stunt took place on Russia’s annual holiday, “Police Day.”
The artist, who is from Saint Petersburg, said on Grani.ru that he was attempting to draw attention to Russia’s growing “police state.”
Well, he certainly drew attention.