Pussy Riot Members Assaulted Again
They're doused with green antiseptic inside a McDonald's
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 7, 2014 2:35 PM CST

(Newser) – More retribution for Pussy Riot: Two members of the band were attacked by unidentified men on a trip to campaign for prisoners' rights. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, who spent nearly two years in prison for their irreverent protest against Vladimir Putin, were doused with green antiseptic yesterday by five men in a McDonald's restaurant in the Volga River city of Nizhny Novgorod.

In a video Tolokonnikova posted on Twitter, the men also shouted insults, urging the women to leave the city. Tolokonnikova and Alekhina were trying to visit a local prison as part of their campaign to defend prisoners' rights. Last month, Cossack militia attacked them with horsewhips in Sochi during the Olympic Games when they tried to perform a song mocking Putin.