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#PowerofOne— Joe Ndirangu(@Joe_Ndirangu) May 5, 2016
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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. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 4, 2016
Tess Asplund, youare magnificent❤️https://t.co/tvOGMM9TUDpic.twitter.com/18qHORBVZG