5 places to get your own Pussy Riot balaclava

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Aug. 17, 2012 at 12:15 PM  |  Updated Aug. 17, 2012 at 2:59 PM   |   Comments

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Aug. 17 (UPI) -- In Russia Friday, a judge read out a two year prison sentence for the feminist punk band, Pussy Riot.

Convicted of "hooliganism," Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich have been jailed for more than five months for a performance at a church they dubbed a "punk prayer."

The band's actions were in protest to the Russian Orthodox Church's support of President Vladimir Putin, and critics have suggested the trial and verdict has the president's fingerprints all over it.

Protesters in Russia and around the world have shown their support for Pussy Riot by donning the band's trademark colorful knit balaclava masks.

Here are five ways (plus a bonus!) to get your own Pussy Riot-style balaclava.

1. eBay

This one is red, like Russia. And communism!

2. Amazon.com

This one is white, so you can blend into the snow. Or dye it your favorite crazy color! Or this one, in pink.

For when you're feeling girly.

3. Safety supply store

In classic, slimming black. Or highly visible orange. Even when protesting, safety first!

4. Etsy

This Etsy shop owner is donating proceeds to support Pussy Riot.

5. Make your own

Go wild with the patterns!

Bonus: Pussy Riot your profile pic

If you're more into protesting by way of Facebook posts.

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