Swedish Student Livestreams Protest of Afghan’s Deportation
It was the opposite of a sit-in. Activist Elin Ersson resisted her government’s deportation of a 52-year-old Afghan man by refusing to sit down so a Gothenburg-to-Istanbul flight could depart. “I’m doing what I can do to save a person’s life,” Ersson said during the protest, which she streamed live on Facebook, garnering over 1.9 million clicks. The man was eventually removed from the plane, though Swedish authorities say he’ll still be deported, while Ersson may face fines and jail time for refusing to obey orders.