Poised in Protest: See the Viral Photo From Baton Rouge
This picture of a Baton Rouge protestor, whose identity has not yet been confirmed, went viral after the shooting of Alton Sterling by police officers last week.
The young woman stood composed and her dress blew gracefully in the breeze as Louisiana law enforcement approached her in riot gear.
More than 120 protesters have been arrested — including the woman seen in the photo, and influential Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson.
Reuters photographer Jonathan Bachman captured this prevailing moment and he told the Atlantic it appeared to him the young woman was making her stand and wasn't going to move.
"To me it seemed like: You're going to have to come and get me," Bachman said. He also said the interaction with the young woman and the police wasn't violent or aggressive.
According to the BBC, New York Daily News reporter Shaun King called it a "legendary" picture that will someday be in "history and art books." Detailed information on the noble young woman is still being gathered but it's been reported she is a mother to a 5-year-old son.
King tweeted she was released from jail Sunday evening.
She has been released. https://t.co/AxRT17jAD0
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 11, 2016
As tragedies continue to happen, the #BlackLivesMatter protests continue to occur throughout the country and internationally.
Photo Credit: Johnathan Bachman/Reuters