Pussy Riot show support for missing Ayotzinapa students
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Pussy Riot show support for missing Ayotzinapa students

Russian pop group Pussy Riot attended the Ciudad de las Ideas conference in Puebla, Mexico last week, in support of the 43 students missing from a rural agricultural college in Iguala over a year ago.

Ksenia Zhivago and Maria Alyokhina, famed feminist activists have faced prison charges in their native Russia, making headlines in 2012 following their “punk prayer” performance from inside a Moscow cathedral featuring lyrics asking the Virgin Mary to scare off current Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The women were subsequently freed in December 2013.

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Alyokhina opened up the talks, addressing a group of young Mexican protestors “Your boss, your president, or even a God, cannot give you your freedom,” adding “Freedom is something for which we have to fight.”

Alyokhina and Zhivago then went on to meet with the Mexican branch of H.I.J.O.S., an Argentine human rights activist organization created in 1995 by family members of those who disappeared during the country’s military dictatorship spanning from 1974 to 1983. In Mexico, H.I.J.O.S., and other groups continue to demand that the government demand answers in relation to the disappeared students. Those searching for answers were recently caught up in violent police clashes last week.

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