ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

Pussy Riot Pitch Invader Tackled by Dejan Lovren as Protesters Halt World Cup Final

07/15/2018 | Daily Record

Pussy Riot have claimed responsibility for the pitch invasion during the World Cup Final. Four spectators ran onto the pitch during football’s showpiece event in the 52nd minute, report the Mirror. Pussy Riot are a Russian feminist protest punk rock group based in Moscow. They are known for pro-LGBT rights and opposition to Russian president Vladimir Putin. In a lengthy Facebook post following the pitch invasion, they demanded “free all political prisoners”, “stop illegal arrests at rallies” and “allow political competition in the country” among other things. The invaders were all dressed in the same uniform and appeared to come from the same area of the stadium. Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren attempted to drag one of them to the floor as stewards ran on to the pitch to deal with the interruption.

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