Swedish Woman’s Protest May Have Saved One Life

From Sweden to the U.S., Resistance Is in the Air

A still from a livestream by Elin Ersson as she prevents the deportation of an asylum seeker on an airliner in Sweden. (Elin Ersson / Facebook)

Truthdig editor’s note: To see a recording of Elin Ersson’s livestream, click here.

Elin Ersson, a young Swedish student, boarded a plane at the airport in Gothenburg, Sweden, bound for Istanbul. The plane was crowded as its crew prepared to take off. Ersson stood up in the aisle, protesting that a fellow passenger, an Afghan refugee, was being deported. She was livestreaming as she

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