|Iesha or Ieshia Evans - I've seen both spellings all over the place|
In the photograph, Evans appears graceful and unmoved despite what’s in front of her. Officers arrested 180 protesters in Baton Rouge over the weekend and Evans was one of them. She (and others) blocked the motor way in front of the police department and was told to move out of the street. However, instead of walking away, Evans slowly walked toward the officers prepared to be arrested. She didn’t like the aggressive way that the police were handling the peaceful protesters and decided that she had enough. Some say that Evans was not engaging in peaceful protesting, but in civil disobedience. She non-violently and deliberately disobeyed a law in order to make a statement.