Pussy Riot

Cecily McMillan speaks to reporters on Rikers Island on July 2, 2014. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Occupy Wall Street Activist Cecily McMillan Acquitted Of Obstructing Police

After being convicted of assaulting a police officer, an Occupy Wall Street protester who became a rallying point for activists was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police.

10/11/2014

Amnesty International Concert presented by the CBGB Festival at Barclays Center on February 5, 2014 in New York City.

Members Of Famed Russian Punk Band Speak Out At Amnesty International Concert At Barclays Center

Band members Maria “Masha” Alyokhina and Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova said they hope people aren’t blinded by the Olympics to what is really going on in Russia.

02/05/2014

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

Protesters Commemorate Anniversary Of Russian Punk Band’s Sentencing

Protesters gathered outside the Russian consulate Saturday to demonstrate against the policies of that country’s government, on the one-year anniversary of the sentencing of three members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot.

08/17/2013

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

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Ed Koch Applauds Russian Justice System In ‘Pussy Riot’ Case

There has been nearly unanimous outrage over the two-year jail sentence handed down for the members of the Russian punk band, but Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is defending the punishment.

08/22/2012

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

New Yorkers Rally In Support Of Russian Punk Band Found Guilty For Stunt Against Putin

At least six people were arrested Friday at a Manhattan rally on the Upper East Side following the verdict and sentence.

08/17/2012