Photo of Woman Standing Up to Neo-Nazi Group Goes Viral
With the refugee crisis still running rampant, Europe is experiencing its own rise of Islamophobia. Neo-Nazi groups are rising and attempting to spread their hatred and bigotry. These groups have been protesting throughout Europe, with one of the more recent being in Borlänge, Sweden, on May 1. The neo-nazis marched through the center of the liberal town, but were outnumbered by counter-protesters. That’s when activist Tess Asplund decided she had to do something.
Asplund jumped out in front of the neo-Nazis raising her fist in defiance. “I don’t think I even thought about it really, I just jumped out,” she told Swedish newspaper The Local. What followed was a stare-down between her and one of the neo-Nazis captured on film by photographer David Lagerlöf.
Twitter users are calling it the photo of the year and even comparing it to the iconic 1985 photo of an old lady using a bag as a weapon against neo-Nazi protesters.
Look what this woman did.Tess Asplund, you are magnificent ❤️https://t.co/tvOGMM9TUD pic.twitter.com/18qHORBVZG — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 4, 2016
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