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Wed Jul 25, 2018, 08:24 AM

"It's not right to send people to hell."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/07/25/a-swedish-student-stopped-an-afghan-mans-deportation-by-refusing-to-sit-down-on-a-plane/?utm_term=.7a4143d18bb5

When Elin Ersson learned that an Afghan man was scheduled to be deported from Sweden on Monday, she bought a ticket for the same flight. Once she boarded the plane at Gothenburg airport, Ersson refused to take her seat, standing in the aisle, until the 52-year-old deportee was released.

Her dramatic act of civil disobedience, which she live-streamed on Facebook in English, forced the flight to be delayed by two hours, according to Swedavia, the company that operates the airport. Ultimately, her efforts succeeded — at least for the time being. The Afghan deportee was escorted off the plane before it took off.

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“I’m trying to change my country’s rules,” she responds. “It’s not right to send people to hell.”


“But you’re preventing all these customers from going to their destination,” the man says.


Which destination is that? Why don't people understand that the human race is one race? If we send one man (or family or child) to hell, we all go to hell.

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Reply "It's not right to send people to hell." (Original post)
McCamy Taylor Jul 2018 OP
Bettie Jul 2018 #1
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Bettie Jul 2018 #4
demmiblue Jul 2018 #3

Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 08:26 AM

1. Civil disobedience works in a civil society

unfortunately, ours isn't any more. Here she'd have been arrested (probably violently).

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Response to Bettie (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 08:55 AM

2. more than likely

 

and a trumper passenger would have probably started the violence. Bravo. This is the meaning of RESIST!!!! Right americans Have not seen it here except by women, The nationwide, Women's March, and high school students. Lately in front of the WH, but that seems to have petered out. I feel this was a spontaneous protest. Bravo to this fighter.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 12:05 PM

4. Yes, it was amazing to see and that it worked in this case

I see around here, even in my deep red town Democrats may not be in the streets, but every one of them we talk to are just gritting their teeth and looking to the election.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 11:17 AM

3. This needs more attention.



What an inspiring woman!

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