Rory Appleton, Indianapolis Star
Nov 14, 2023
Russian feminist activism group Pussy Riot filmed demonstrations outside of and within the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday as part of a multimedia project protesting Indiana’s near-total abortion ban.
Nadya Tolokonnikova, creator of the group that rose to prominence through early 2010s protests in her native Russia, led a gathering of 18 women – mostly Indiana University students. The group, dressed in black slip dresses, black boots and wearing pearl necklaces and bright-pink balaclava face coverings painted with black anarchy symbols and black crosses, gathered outside the Statehouse just before 8 a.m. Within minutes, they had inflated a large pink vagina and begun filming.