Lone woman faces down neo-Nazis in Sweden

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By Catherine Hardy
Lone woman faces down neo-Nazis in Sweden

Tess Asplund, you are magnificent

A woman who stood up to hundreds of neo-Nazis in Sweden hopes her gesture will highlight the fight against racism in the country.

Tess Asplund says she has been stunned by the attention she has received.


May 1, Sweden.

Todayin #Sweden : 300 membersof the “NordicResistancemovement” wasout protesting“race-betrayal” #MayDaypic.twitter.com/8T4QT5ryXr

— AnnikaH Rothstein(@truthandfiction) May 1, 2016

The right-wing extremist group the Nordic Resistance Movement march through the town of Borlange.

#TessAsplund#PowerofOneWanjikuRevolt</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/bonifacemwangi">bonifacemwangigathara</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/FuduRama">FuduRamahttps://t.co/2k1fZSsyYJ ~Inspiredto Actpic.twitter.com/YbQslOwhYA

— Joe Ndirangu(@Joe_Ndirangu) May 5, 2016

Tess Asplund tries to block their path.

#photooftheday – Tess Asplundstands up to the NordicResistanceMovementin Borlänge. https://t.co/dNeqe2C42Zpic.twitter.com/JFeBE9vg9g

— Tom Sykes(@tomesykes) May 5, 2016

The 42-year-old walks backwards in front of the men leading the procession.

One of them tries to push her aside.

The world reacted on social media

Images of Asplund standing her ground against hundreds of neo-Nazis with clenched fists has been shared thousands of times on social media in Sweden and around the world.

Look whatthiswomandid.

Tess Asplund, youare magnificent❤️https://t.co/tvOGMM9TUDpic.twitter.com/18qHORBVZG

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 4, 2016