Russian Artist Nails His Scrotum to Street in Protest Against the Government

From the Daily Mail:

A Russian performance artist stripped naked and nailed his testicles to a Red Square cobblestone in protest against the Kremlin's crackdown on political rights. 

Eye-watering footage shows artist Pyotr Pavlensky sitting naked outside Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow, Russia, before police covered him with a blanket. 

The state-run RIA Novosti news agency said Pavlensky was taken to a police station after being treated in a central Moscow clinic.


Here's a link to the stomach-churning video.

For the record, Pavlensky has also sewn his lips shut to protest Pussy Riot's jailing and, in May, he wrapped his naked body in barbed wire outside a St. Petersberg government building. Russia is horrifying.

[H/T: Daily Mail]