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Mon Jul 11, 2016, 01:42 PM Jul 2016

Baton Rouge protester in flowing dress is identified as Ieshia Evans [View all]

Source: Daily Mail UK

EXCLUSIVE: 'This is the work of God. I am a vessel': NYC nurse behind powerful protest picture, who traveled to Baton Rouge to march for 'a better future for her son', speaks out after night in jail

-Woman who was captured in iconic arrest photo from Baton Rouge has been revealed as 28-year-old Ieshia Evans
-Evans, a licensed practical nurse and mother to a five-year-old son, was attending her first protest on Saturday
-Friends told Dailymail.com that she was arrested as police tried to push demonstrators back from their building
-Evans found their actions unjust, as the protest was peaceful, so crossed her arms and stared them down
-She was held for 24 hours but has now been released and is recovering in a hotel room before traveling home

It is the photo seen around the world: A young woman in a flowing dress standing with her arms crossed facing down a line of heavily armed police while two armored officers rush forward to put her in handcuffs.

Now Dailymail.com can exclusively reveal the woman to be Ieshia Evans, 28, a mother and licensed practical nurse from New York, who was attending her first protest when she was arrested.

Natasha Haynes said Evans, a lifelong friend, traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following the shooting of Alton Sterling because she 'wanted a better future for her five-year-old son'.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3683863/Woman-icon-Baton-Rouge-mother-five-year-old-son-attending-protest-wants-better-future-him.html

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bravo. allan01 Jul 2016 #1
Shocked by the horrid comments on the Daily Mail article Peregrine Took Jul 2016 #2
I'm thinking Daily Mail is part of the Murdoch empire ... brett_jv Jul 2016 #6
Nope, it's owned by Lord Rothermere Spider Jerusalem Jul 2016 #39
I will support any DU thread with this picture. longship Jul 2016 #3
Yeh, give the photog a Pulitzer, but... Helen Borg Jul 2016 #4
No doubt! longship Jul 2016 #8
And she's a mother which is pretty awesome, too PJMcK Jul 2016 #18
I agree. Invite her to speak at the DNC Convention. longship Jul 2016 #19
Great idea! (n/t) PJMcK Jul 2016 #21
And she's humble, all the more awesome lostnfound Jul 2016 #30
Massive K & R. Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #5
Strikes me almost as a live latter-day version of Justice. As in the statue. calimary Jul 2016 #7
Reminds me of this . . . OldRedneck Jul 2016 #9
That's the image that popped into my head when I saw her. Borchkins Jul 2016 #10
BTW, he was killed. nt longship Jul 2016 #13
I had heard that China never found out who was. NutmegYankee Jul 2016 #17
It doesn't appear his identity or fate are known with any certainty caraher Jul 2016 #32
Thank you. Very intriguing. nt longship Jul 2016 #33
people should lay down and make those police carry them Sunlei Jul 2016 #11
Reminded me of this image of an Aikido master beastie boy Jul 2016 #12
Luckily they had handcuffs handy -- otherwise they would have to just shoot her dead. BlueStreak Jul 2016 #14
92F in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Not even a scuff on the police solar roasting suits. Sunlei Jul 2016 #15
Seriously PatSeg Jul 2016 #23
My reaction as well philosslayer Jul 2016 #27
I really hope PatSeg Jul 2016 #41
Transcendent Moment crosinski Jul 2016 #16
Yup. Igel Jul 2016 #22
What dreams may come. crosinski Jul 2016 #24
K&R! Tarheel_Dem Jul 2016 #20
OMG, could the comments on the article be any more racist or obtuse? glowing Jul 2016 #25
I love this woman! Such a shining star! nt Lucky Luciano Jul 2016 #26
Brave mother. Over militarized police reminds me of this photo from Ferguson... FailureToCommunicate Jul 2016 #28
this picture freaked me the f out. Horrible irisblue Jul 2016 #35
Another pic from another era central scrutinizer Jul 2016 #29
The crazy thing is that was national guard. Compare that photo to what the police is using today. Statistical Jul 2016 #31
Outstanding woman, remarkable photography. Akoto Jul 2016 #34
I'd like to thank uawchild for catching this photo originally. It was greatly appreciated. n/t Judi Lynn Jul 2016 #36
just say no uhnope Jul 2016 #47
They look so frightened, they would have jumped 6 ft. in the air, had she blinked her eyes. n/t Judi Lynn Jul 2016 #37
K & R SunSeeker Jul 2016 #38
If one of those riot cops fell down sulphurdunn Jul 2016 #40
Bravery and tenacity. hamsterjill Jul 2016 #42
She has my respect and admiration! TryLogic Jul 2016 #43
Even the breeze cooperated. Kurovski Jul 2016 #44
I KNOW, RIGHT??? LOL! I had the same thought! nt Lisa0825 Jul 2016 #46
Recommended. guillaumeb Jul 2016 #45
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