In Sweden, far right racist political culture is starting to be popularized. Recently, the Swedish government allowed an organization called, Nordic Resistance Movement, to rally in the streets of Borlange. The organization is known for it’s opposition to non-white immigration to Sweden and one black woman was not happy about the group being allowed to march the streets. So the woman stood in front of the group and held her fist in the air.
The courageous woman whom stood up against the racist group, NRM, name is Tess Asplund and she is 42 years old. The move to stand against the neo-nazi group was a natural impulse for Asplund.“It was an impulse. I was so angry, I just went out into the street,” Asplund told the Guardian. “I was thinking: hell no, they can’t march here! I had this adrenaline. No Nazi is going to march here, it’s not okay.”
The picture was captured by David Lagerlöf and Asplund did not expect the picture to go viral and become a representation for resistance. “I hope something positive will come out of the picture,” said Asplund. Maybe what I did can be a symbol that we can do something – if one person can do it, anyone can.”
Power to the people!