Saffiyah Khan says,
“You have no power at all.
Sad you amuses me.”
A female’s insouciance
Against male fascism
Nosheen Iqbal: Protest photos: the power of one woman against the world (Guardian)
The shot of Saffiyah Khan calmly staring down an EDL demonstrator in Birmingham became instantly famous. Why are images like these so transfixing?
Frances Perraudin: Photo of woman defying EDL protester in Birmingham goes viral (Guardian)
Photograph of young woman becomes symbol of city standing up to far-right group English Defence League during demonstration.
Suzanne Moore: In dark times, this image has a glorious message – resistance is not futile (Guardian)
The picture of Saffiyah Khan standing up to an EDL protester in Birmingham is not just joyful – it is an uplifting reminder that one person can make a difference.
Jessica Elgot: “Macedonia’s lipstick protester: ‘I saw the policeman smile very slightly’” (Guardian)
Jasmina Golubovska, who planted crimson kiss on riot shield, says it is a civic duty to continue demonstrating against government.
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