The black woman in the photograph stands in calm protest, her long dress fluttering in the breeze as two policemen clad in the heavy black padding and helmets of riot gear rush to remove her from a roadway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

This is the photo that is presently being hailed as the most powerful image from the Black Lives Matter protests that are being held across the country:

Ieshia Evans being detained by police officers | Source: Reuters

The Atlantic magazine called the image, which prompted comments on social media from around the world, "a single photo from Baton Rouge that's hard to forget." The Washington Post said it "captured a critical moment for the country," while Britain's Daily Mail website called it "an iconic arrest photo."

Evans is a licensed practical nurse who lives in Pennsylvania, according to online records and a Facebook page that appears to belong to her.

"This is the work of God," she wrote on Facebook after her arrest. "I am a vessel! Glory to the most high! I'm glad I'm alive and safe."

Evans, the mother of a 5-year-old boy, traveled to Baton Rouge "because she wanted to look her son in the eyes to tell him she fought for his freedom and rights," according to R. Alex Haynes, who said on Facebook he had known Evans since childhood.

Evans being led away | Source:Reuters

A jail log from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office showed an Ieshia Evans, 35, was booked on a charge of simple obstruction of a highway and had been released from custody.

Reuters could not reach Evans for comment on Monday.

The photojournalist who clicked the photo, Jonathan Bachman, said police had cleared a group of protesters, including members of the New Black Panther Party carrying bullhorns and shotguns, from the road before Evans walked onto the highway and stood before a wall of officers. Her face bore no expression and she did not speak, he said.

Evans was later released on bail | Source: Reuters

"To me, it seemed like she was making her stand and she was like, 'You’re going to have to come and get me,'" the photographer said in an interview.

The photojournalist, said the officers grabbed Evans and hurried her away, with the whole incident lasting only about 30 seconds.

Evans has not given interviews after the incident | source: Reuters

After her arrest, Evans ended another Facebook post with, "Peace, love, blk power! ‪#‎blacklivesmatter." She asked friends not to give interviews on her behalf, saying she wanted to tell her own story, but said later she was not ready to speak to reporters.

"I want to get home to my son," she wrote. "I've been through a lot."