facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

'Pastafarians' detained in Moscow for 'pasta procession'

Aug. 19, 2013 at 12:51 PM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Members of the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster were detained in Moscow for holding an unsanctioned "pasta procession" in the city.

The Church, which refers to its adherents as "Pastafarians," said the "pasta procession" in Moscow was held Saturday to celebrate the birthday of actor Robert De Niro, who played a character nicknamed "Noodles" in Sergio Leone's 1984 film "Once Upon A Time In America," but the event was broken up by riot police and Orthodox activist Dmitri Enteo's God's Will group, RIA Novosti reported Monday.

God's Will has held numerous rallies recently against homosexuals.

"Guys, because of the dispersion by riot police and provocations by Enteo and Co the Ramen [noodles] eating arrangement is canceled," the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster said on its website.

Moscow police confirmed eight of the Pastafarians were detained for "attempting to hold an unsanctioned rally."

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Police: Woman said Jesus would pay her bill Police: Woman said Jesus would pay her bill
2
'Zombie-proof' cabin being sold online 'Zombie-proof' cabin being sold online
3
Watch: Robber bugs clerk, gets sprayed with Raid Watch: Robber bugs clerk, gets sprayed with Raid
4
Video: Chewbacca breaks up superhero fight Video: Chewbacca breaks up superhero fight
5
Video: Tick, moth removed from inside man's ear Video: Tick, moth removed from inside man's ear
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback