Photo of lone woman standing against marching neo-Nazis in Sweden goes viral

The image was uploaded to social media and has since gained over 27,000 likes and has nearly 7,000 shares.

May 8, 2016 09:09
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A photograph of a black woman marching against a large crowd of white supremacists in Sweden went viral last week according to reports by the British publication, the Guardian.

Activist Tess Asplund took part in a counted demonstration against the 300 members of the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM), a right-wing Swedish political party comprised of white supremacists who praise the actions of Adolf Hitler. The group staged a march through the streets of Borlänge last week.

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The photograph of the 42 year old woman was captured by photographer David Lagerlöf as she walked against the parade with her fist in the air as she confronted the marching men.

Asplund managed to stand before the crowd for several moments before police moved in and removed her for her own safety.

“It was an impulse. I was so angry, I just went out into the street,” Asplund said in an interview with the Guardian.

“I had this adrenaline," she added. "No Nazi is going to march here, it’s not okay.”

The image was uploaded to social media and has since gained over 27,000 likes and has nearly 7,000 shares on Facebook alone.  The caption on the photo read, "A lone woman takes a step out into the street to stand in front of Sweden's most violent Nazi group."

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