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Tess Asplund

Tess Asplund, born 1974, is a Swedish activist who gained attention following her protest against neo-Nazis in Borlänge, Sweden.[1] David Lagerlof is the photographer of the viral image of Asplund, which shows her facing uniformed members of the Swedish Nordic Resistance Movement with her fist in the air.[2] She is originally from Colombia[3] and describes herself as Afro-Swedish.[1] About the incident, Asplund is quoted as having said “If this picture of me can get more people to dare to show resistance, then it’s all good…the people must unite and show that it is not okay that racism is becoming normalised and that fascists are running around on our streets.”[2]

Asplund is a member of Afrophobia Focus.[4]

Asplund was also quoted in Aftonbladet as a co-victim of a brutal assault with flagpoles carried out by three men of Polish origin following a populist right-wing demonstration in central Stockholm that the Polish men appeared to be part of.[5]

In 2016 Asplund was included on the BBC’s 100 Women list, alongside Alicia Keys, Ellinah Wamukoya and Nadiya Hussain.[3] The theme for this year’s list was defiance.

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  1. ^ a b Crouch, David (2016-05-04). “Woman who defied 300 neo-Nazis at Swedish rally speaks of anger”. The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-12-08.

  2. ^ a b “Swedish activist faces off against more than three hundred neo-Nazis”. The Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  3. ^ a b “BBC 100 Women 2016: Who is on the list?”. BBC News. 2016-11-21. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  4. ^ “Q&A: ‘Racism is on the rise in Sweden and it is scary. www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  5. ^ http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article22178425.ab

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