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He wanted to denounce "the power of finance". The Russian artist Piotr Pavlenski, who burned the facade of a branch of the Bank of France, Place de la Bastille, Paris, in the fall of 2017, was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison.

The fire was, according to the defendant, an artistic performance, entitled "Lighting". "The Banque de France, located on the Place de la Bastille, is historically shameful," he argued admiringly of "revolutionary France, which was in the vanguard."

"The only thing I want is to move the Banque de France from Place de la Bastille. And long live the Yellow Vests! "Lured Piotr Pavlenski, a political refugee in France since May 2017. The condemnation amounts to" officially prohibiting political art in France, "he added.

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The 34-year-old artist and her 39-year-old ex-girlfriend Oksana Chaliguina were tried for "destroying the property of others in a way dangerous to people". They were arrested early on October 16, 2017 in front of the burned out branch.

"A gesture that posed a danger to people"

"This hearing is quite exceptional," said the president of the court before issuing the judgment. "This is the audience where art meets the law, where we oppose the penal code and collections of poetry," he continued before quoting the writer Jean Cocteau.

But the magistrate put on her dress to judge. "Through the artistic expression, there is a gesture that has degraded goods, which represented a danger for people. (…) The judge and the artist can not meet, "he said.

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