Arrested Russian activists sing protest song inside police van

 
Back in February, a punk band called Pussy Riot burst into Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour for an impromptu show, during which they made fun of Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Chruch. Since then, protests have spread across the country. Many of these protests denounce a wave of “persecution” by the orthodox community, which Church leaders say was kicked off by Pussy Riot’s performance. Others denounce the arrest of three members of Pussy Riot. They remain in detention and are facing criminal charges.
 
During a recent pro-Pussy Riot demonstration, members of the band Arcady Kots and several other protesters were arrested and put into a police van. One of them started singing an a capella Russian version of “L'Estaca”, a Spanish song about fighting for freedom composed under General Francisco Franco’s dictatorship.
 
 
At the end of the video, all of the people in the van are singing along, until a policeman asks them for their papers. The scene was filmed by one of the arrested protesters.
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