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WATCH: Pussy Riot imagines Trump’s dystopia in ‘Make America Great Again’

Dominic Preston October 27, 2016

Pussy Riot have imagined what life might be like under Donald Trump’s rule in their latest music video, ‘Make America Great Again’.

It’s a vision of a dystopia where Trump’s word is law, foreigners and LGBT people aren’t welcome and, worst of all, everyone has Trump’s infamous hairdo.

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The song itself is pretty upbeat, but the video is decidedly dark – and sort of NSFW.

Trump’s rule is enforced by muscled thugs in Nazi-esque uniforms, who torture, rape, and kill singer Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, even using a branding iron to mark her ‘crimes’.

“The point was to show that Trump’s words are not just words,” Tolokonnikova told TIME. “Those words lead to violence, which is why they were burned into my body.”

The band are promoting the new track with the hashtags #PussyGrabsBack and #NastyWoman, and called on people to keep Trump out of power in the video’s YouTube caption:

“Because YOU decide elections and if we get together, we could blow this shit up, take action and reverse this erosion of rights. Because fuck it.”

It’s Pussy Riot’s third new track this week alone, joining ‘Organs’ and ‘Straight Outta Vagina’. All three songs will appear on the band’s new xxx EP, out this Friday.

It’s not the first time Pussy Riot have waded into an election through their music, though in the past Putin has been their main political target, which has seen members of the band spend time in Russian prison.

 

More: Donald Trump, Europe, Pussy Riot, Russia, US, US Election 2016

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