Inga Mauer speaks out after incident at Helsinki's Flow Festival

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  • "Two people grabbed my hands and started dragging me on the ground, as if I were a sack of potatoes," the Russian DJ wrote on Facebook.
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  • Inga Mauer has written a Facebook post detailing an incident where she was reportedly assaulted by security staff at Flow Festival in Helsinki. The incident took place in the early hours of Sunday morning, following the Russian DJ's performance at Resident Advisor's Front Yard stage. She says she was sitting down to eat with a couple of friends when security personnel intervened. "Two people grabbed my hands and started dragging me on the ground, as if I were a sack of potatoes," she wrote. "Next moment, there are five men around me, dragging me somewhere. They took me behind some fences and locked me away from my friends. I was alone. I looked like a real criminal, like I did something horribly bad. I was screaming for help and trying to get away." The Canadian artist Marie Davidson, who posted her eyewitness version of events on Sunday morning, saw Mauer in distress and tried to help, but the Russian DJ was taken to jail, where she spent the night. "I'm in a prison cell. The door is closed. I don't know anything." Flow Festival's three founders responded yesterday, saying they are "very sad about the episode" and that "serious discussions are underway with our lawyers." In her post, Mauer personally thanks Flow cofounder Toni Rantanen. "You are awesome. Thanks for caring." Mauer's post also references recent events at Moscow club Rabitza, where on August 6th police raided the venue and used physical force against staff and partygoers. Read her post in full.