The caption to the clip suggests that "Orthodox Police" are harming Krishna devotees.
Why would they do this?
I think I actually see some local Orthodox women trying to mediate.
Is this clip dated?
Does this harassment still go on anywhere?
At least the drunk lady in the Rasta hat is having fun!
On the one hand this is foreign to their culture.
On the other, every culture expects some tolerance?
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I watched this twice. No one got terrorized. No one got beat up. The whole notion is ridiculous. I saw one Krishna guy shove a cop with no
consequences to himself. Russia is not the United States. They don't have the Bill of Rights. There is no right to peaceful assembly. There is a law
against loitering and against begging. There is nothing shown in this clip that warrants any sort of "outrage." This hardly even qualifies as an
altercation. The cops yelled at some guys. I'm sure they're traumatized for life.
Strange to think that in many struggles for social rights religion was always invoked.
Thinking of the song "Soon and very soon", and it immediately reminds me of the Civil Rights struggle in the US.
Here is one version by SA song-bird veteran Brenda Fassie.
Strange to think it can still get you killed in some countries:
I have limited web connection at present, but I always thought music was a good way to open the heart.
I expected some historic music here.
Maybe I was wrong.
Well, all I have is Pete Seeger with "We shall overcome":
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Two Krishna devotees travelling across the US.
Chanting in Times Square.
Strangely, as in the time of Caitanya, it is male "devotees" (or at least people easily gender segregate).
I don't see American police abusing them!
The Hare Krishnas dress that way, the orange like robes, because they are monks, and even western monks and nuns dress differently. Some Hare
Krishna's wear white robes, but that's traditional dress for merried members, and some wear regular clothes too.
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