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Swedish Activist Fined for Viral Live-Streamed Protest Against Deportation of Afghan Asylum Seeker

Swedish Activist Fined for Viral Live-Streamed Protest Against Deportation of Afghan Asylum Seeker

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

A district court in Gothenburg, Sweden on Monday fined 22-year-old Elin Ersson 3,000 kronor ($325) for violating aviation laws last July by refusing to take her seat on an airplane at Landvetter Airport in Sweden's second-largest city to protest the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker.

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Bravo Sweden, always seem to show courage in the face of tyranny.

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I find it disturbing that an asylum seeker is referred to as a “convicted criminal” without stating the crime and whether it was in Sweden or Turkey. All over the world we are seeing a vast bludgeon of police powers frequently being abused. What is the journalistic standard here?

When principles take flight

Elin Ersson has my deep respect.

Yet as the article points out, Sweden is in the midst of tightening immigration laws.

On a different note, when the population of refugees is swollen by climate chaos, we’ll look back on this era of immigration discomfort as a quaint time.

What you say about the MSM being absent all too often is worrying. If a first attempt at a mass protest is met with violence, is it then necessary to establish a coherent underground movement?
We can’t just turn the other cheek, sit in jails, and create little, but for lawsuits brought by the ACLU.