Members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot are calling on
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to dismiss cases
against protesters arrested for singing in the Capitol building.
Two group members
appear in a video released Tuesday calling for a petition to drop
the more than 400 arrests made last summer.
sung in the Capitol rotunda nearly every day since 2011. The
singing started during massive protests against Gov. Scott
Walker's plan to take away public workers' collective bargaining
Pussy Riot has
gained notoriety for protesting against oppressive rule by the
Russian government. Members of the group have spent time in jail
on several occasions, most recently during the Winter Olympics in
A Van Hollen
spokeswoman questioned the group's comparison of Wisconsin to