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Activist Ersson defends her actions

Elin Ersson made headlines when she staged a one-woman protest aboard a plane about to take off from Gothenburg. She refused to take her seat, so she could stop the deportation of an asylum-seeker to Afghanistan. DW caught up with the young activist.

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