There have been a wave of protests all over the United States following the death of Heather Heyer at a Nazi rally, and the picture above has gone viral with good reason – 89-year-old Marianne Rubin escaped the Nazis in Germany as a child and isn’t letting her old age challenge her determination to thwart them once again.
The image was captured by journalist Seth Lemon on Monday and has been liked 300,000 times and retweeted 112,000 times. He also managed to interview Marianne, where she said the following:
In Germany I escaped the Nazis at the age of 12 when they were rounding people up.
Of course… my father was pushed down. I helped him get up. We went to France. And then we came here to the USA.
Seeing neo-Nazism and white supremacism come to the fore in the United States is beyond belief.
I would tell the President: ‘F*** you’.
A woman after my own heart. Great to see someone that old still care so passionately about an issue and willingly taking to the streets to protest it. Absolute legend.
For more protesters, check out the story behind that young woman who stood up to the EDL protester earlier this year. Inspiring.