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15 Captivating Images Of Women Standing Up To The System

Icons of this century.

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1. Josephine Witt, the activist who burst into a press conference at the European Central Bank, jumped onto a table, and threw confetti over ECB President Mario Draghi to protest the bank's economic policies.

2. Tess Asplund, the woman who became an anti-racism icon after she did this when she encountered a demonstration of 300 neo-Nazis in Borlänge, Sweden.

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4. Ieshia Evans, as she was detained while protesting the death of Alton Sterling, a black man who was shot several times while being held down by two white officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

5. Lucie "Lala" Myslíková, the sixteen-year-old girl scout who stood up to a neo-Nazi in the most calm and peaceful manner possible in the city of Brno, Czech Republic.

6. Saffiyah Khan, the Birmingham girl who smiled defiantly as she faced a member of the English Defense League, in defense of Saira Zafar, a young Muslim woman who was cornered by 25 EDL supporters for wearing a hijab.

7. Jasmin Golubovska, the woman who applied red lipstick and kissed the visor of a riot policeman's helmet during a protest over the cover-up of the 2011 killing of Martin Neskovski by a police officer in Skopje, Macedonia.

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13. This woman with bloodied hands and arms, who defiantly gestured at the police during protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the killing of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man shot by a white police officer.

This post was translated from Spanish.