The now iconic #BlackLivesMatter photo and other women who have fought for their cause

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Recently, according to Huffington Post, photographer Jonathan Bachman was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, covering the Black Lives Matter movement protests for the Reuters news agency.

He was photographing one protestor arguing with a police officer when he saw a woman later identified as Ieshia Evans, a 28 year-old mom and nurse from Brooklyn, staging a nonviolent, but defiant act of civil disobedience by simply standing, unmoving in front of a wall of police officers.

The image has since gone viral on social media and many media outlets have called it iconic.

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