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The story behind this defining Reuters photo

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>> This picture of a woman standing against the line of men in a riot gear in Baton Rouge, became a defining image, capturing the wave of racial tension across America. My name is Jonathan Bachman, and I took this photo. I was photographing demonstrators arguing with officers on the side of the road.
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And I turn my head, and I saw the woman in the photograph standing in that first lane on the opposite side of the road. Another person in the crowd yelled out to her, you're gonna get arrested. I decided that time to move into position on the side of the road and was able to photograph, as the two officers approached her and took her away.
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The demonstration itself was a peaceful demonstration. The woman stood there calmly, no expression on her face, she didn't say anything, she did not resist the officers. And the officers did not tackle her to the ground or drag her off. I feel it's very representative of the peaceful demonstrations that had been going on in Baton Rouge up to that point.