Tess Asplund was pictured in Borlänge, a traditionally left-wing stronghold 130 miles north of Stockholm, where around 300 uniformed members of the Nazi organisation Nordic Resistance, were gathering on 1 May.
The 42-year-old, who was taking part in a counter demonstration organised by Dalarna Against Racism, saw her show of defiance go viral after it was captured by photographer David Lagerlöf.
The Nordic Resistance Movement is known for its opposition to non-white immigration to Sweden.
On its website it cast doubt that the moment was “spontaneous and brave” and quotes one forum user as referring to Asplund as “a dark skinned girl” who must be “extremely attention seeking.”
She is giving native swedish people a black terrorist salute!
Imagine if it was the other way around!