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A woman named Anna rallies in Times Square in support of the group Pussy Riot August 17, 2012. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

Russian Punk Band Supporters Fight New York State Law Banning Masks In Public

Three women who were arrested in a protest supporting the Russian punk band Pussy Riot have launched an attempt to overturn a New York state law forbidding wearing masks in public.

CBS New York–10/22/2012

Protesters in front of the New York Stock Exchange - New York, NY - Sep 19, 2011 (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

NYPD Defends Arresting Wall Street Protesters For Wearing Masks

An obscure law that has been on the books since 1845 has been used five times this week at the protests on Wall Street.

09/20/2011