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Birmingham protest photo woman surprised by viral reaction

Birmingham protest woman surprised by reaction

The image of Saffiyah Khan has been shared thousands of times since it was taken at Saturday's demonstration.

Ms Khan, from Birmingham, said she had intervened when she saw another woman surrounded by about 25 men. The EDL said she interrupted a minute's silence for terror attack victims. Ms Khan, who said she was not part of an organised counter-protest, told the BBC she had been "quite surprised" when the photo was retweeted around the world. "I don't like seeing people getting ganged up on in my town," she said.