World Pussy Riot, an all-female Russian punk band and protest group, claimed it was responsible for four people who during the World Cup final Sunday rushed onto the field, disrupting the game. The four people, dressed in old-fashioned-looking police uniforms, ran onto the field in the 52nd minute, according to The Associated Press. A female protester got to center field and gave a double high-five to France forward Kylian Mbappe shortly after he had a shot saved. Meanwhile, Croatia defender Dejan Lovren was able to push down a male protester, allowing a steward to catch him. All four people were detained by stewards. "Hello everyone from the Luzhniki field, it's great here," Pussy Riot tweeted in Russian. The group, which is known for wearing colorful balaclavas and protest lyrics, also released a statement on Facebook explaining the reason for the demonstration, which they called, “Policeman enters the Game.” Recommended Slideshows 76 In Pictures: The 75 Most … [Read more...] about Pussy Riot Responsible for World Cup Final Protest That Disrupted Game
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THE World Cup final between France and Croatia was suspended after protesters stormed on to the pitch. Pussy Riot claimed responsibility for the World Cup invasion, but who are they and what were they protesting about? Here's the lowdown. Who are Pussy Riot? Pussy Riot is a Russian political punk group who has a rotating cast of musicians and artists. Staunch activists, members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, served 21-month jail terms following an anti-Putin performance at the altar of Moscow's largest cathedral in 2012. Alyokhina was also detained in August 2017 in the Siberian city of Yakutsk after protesting with another Pussy Riot member against the imprisonment of Ukranian film-maker Oleg Sentsov. The band staged another demonstration against Sentsov’s imprisonment by storming Trump Tower in New York in October 2018. They have also slammed the US president in their songs Make America Great Again and Police State. The family of Pussy Riot member Pyotr … [Read more...] about Who are Pussy Riot, were they responsible for the World Cup final 2018 pitch invasion and what were they protesting?
World 2018 World Cup France Eiffel Tower Soccer Croatia Paris The most famous landmark in Paris, the Eiffel Tower, will close for the World Cup final. Four giant screens will be showing the match, with as many as 90,000 fans gathering in the city center to watch it. The French national team will play Croatia in the final, vying for the privilege of lifting the world’s most prestigious international soccer trophy for only the second time in its history. Paris authorities are going all out for the big match, which could end up as one of the city’s biggest street parties. “The Eiffel Tower will be closed on Sunday 15 July for safety reasons, due to the installation of a fan zone for the World Cup Final in the Champs-de-Mars,” a statement posted on the official Eiffel Tower Twitter account announced Thursday. “Our customers who already purchased tickets will be fully refunded onto their credit card within 2 months.” The Champs-de-Mars park that … [Read more...] about Eiffel Tower Will Shut Down for France’s World Cup Final Game
A PUSSY Riot activist who invaded the World Cup final has been rushed to hospital after "losing his sight and ability to move" - amid fears he was poisoned. Pyotr Verzilov was taken to Bakhrushin City Clinical Hospital in Moscow on Tuesday, according to a report on Russian news website Meduza. His family told the newspaper doctors turned away his mother and refused to say what condition he was in. Veronika Nikulshina, who was part of the punk collective which stormed the football match in July, said Peter woke up on Tuesday evening "unable to see". She said: "From eight to ten it became worse... first sight, then the ability to talk, then the ability to walk right. "When the ambulance arrived, he answered all the questions saying 'no, I did not eat anything, did not take any substance.' "He became worse all the time faster, convulsions began. He fell into such a half-sleepy, half-forgotten state, stopped reacting to me, recognising me..." She claims Peter was taken to the … [Read more...] about Fears Pussy Riot activist who invaded World Cup final POISONED as he’s taken to hospital ‘going blind and paralysed’
The UK should have an extra bank holiday whenever one of the home nations' football teams reaches the final of the World Cup, the shadow foreign secretary has said. Emily Thornberry was famously sacked from the Labour front bench in 2014 for a tweet apparently sneering at a white van driver's display of the cross of St George on his house months after the last World Cup.READ THIS: The funniest reactions to England’s last gasp World Cup win But she sought to repair relations with the nation's fans by offering the prospect of a day off to nurse hangovers the morning after an appearance by England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland in the final game of the tournament.And she called on the Royal Mail to "reconsider" its decision to ban postmen from flying the flag on their vans.She admitted she was not herself a fan of the game - and proved her point by going on to suggest the World Cup came round "every five years" - but insisted she did not think there was anything wrong with … [Read more...] about Bank holiday if home nation reaches World Cup final