Russian Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Chops Off Ear in Protest Against Russia's Forced Psychiatry

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 22, 2014 11:00 AM

Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky cut off his ear to protest the Russian use of psychiatric "treatment" on political dissidents. Pavlensky previously gained fame when he nailed his scrotum to Red Square in November 2013. He also burned tires in February in support of Ukraine’s Euromaiden protests against pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych.