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Russian artist suspends himself in carpet in London demanding rights for gays in Chechnya

"The carpet is used for prayers. But in Islamic tradition, the dead are also wrapped in carpets.”

Based on reporting by the Caucasus Knot

Russian artist Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich held a protest in London in support of gays in Chechnya. He suspended himself for five hours over a bridge while wrapped in a carpet. The demonstration took place near the Gazelli Art House. The artist says that he wants to draw attention to the plight of homosexuals in Chechnya.

“The carpet is used for prayers. But in Islamic tradition, the dead are also wrapped in carpets,” he explained.


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