It was the ultimate walk of shame for 11 prostitutes and their customers when they were forced to march naked through the streets of St Petersburg after police raided a brothel.
Footage of the men and women walking for five blocks through Russia’s second city was captured by a passer-by on their smartphone. It followed a police raid on an illegal brothel in the city’s historic Vasilyevsky Island.
All of the women working there and most of their clients were arrested but three men managed to
escape through a back door. The group marched naked before being put into police cars and taken to a police station.
An eye-witness said:
‘Police burst into the building and a little while later left with naked and crying prostitutes.’
It is reported that the brothel was responsible for a flood in the apartment below.
The police raid reportedly followed a tip-off by Russian former kickboxer and MMA fighter Viacheslav Datsik. Datsik, who calls himself Red Tarzan, has declared war on prostitution in the city and regularly urges police to raid brothels.
He is famous for his dramatic knock-out of Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Andrei Arlovski in 1999, DailyMailUK reports.