Pussy Riot attacked in McDonald's while eating breakfast

The two activists were left with concussion and burns after an unprovoked assault in Russia

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First Femen are violently arrested in Crimea, and now, activists from Pussy Riot have been attacked. After being whipped by Cossacks (who knew those creeps still existed?) in Sochi, Pussy Riot have once again been the subject of an apparently unprovoked assault in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

The attack took place this morning in a McDonald's while Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were eating breakfast. Hoisting a sign that read "Dirty whores out of our town", the attackers barged into the restaurant while chanting slogans, and sprayed the two women with antiseptic, pepper spray and other makeshift weapons. The entire incident was caught on camera. 

According to Nadya's Twitter account, they've both been diagnosed with concussion and Nadya needed stitches, as well as suffering first degree burns to her eye. The two women said they were in Nizhny Novgorod to inspect a local prison colony with Zone of the Rights, an NGO that campaigns for the rights of Russian prisoners. 

Amnesty International have called for an independent and impartial investigation into the incident and bring those responsible to justice. "The Russian authorities must not tolerate such attacks on peaceful activists," said Sergei Nikitin, the director of Amnesty International's Moscow office.

Activists from Voina, a Russian anti-war activist group, tweeted pictures of a bandaged Alyokhina.

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