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German Town Nominates ***** Riot for Award


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:20 PM

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The German town of Wittenberg is under fire for nominating Russian punk group ***** Riot for a prize to honor the three members who were jailed for protesting against President Vladimir Putin during a church service. Theologians and politicians say the band shouldn't be rewarded for offending Christians.

Historically, the German town of Wittenberg is no stranger to controversy. Martin Luther launched the Protestant Reformation here by nailing his 95 theses to a church door in 1517.

Half a millennium later, the church authorities are up in arms once again, this time about a plan by the town council to award this year's "Luther Prize" to Russian protest punk band ***** Riot, three of whose members have been jailed for staging an anti-Kremlin protest in one of Russia's holiest sites, the Christ the Savior Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Moscow, in February.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

Well...WHile I support them to speak out towards their government, I think they could have went about it better.

Still, if a big splash is what they were looking for, they certainly achieved it.





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