Girl scout stares down neo-Nazi in viral photo

  • 04/05/2017

A dramatic photo from a demonstration in the Czech Republic, showing a girl scout standing up to an intimidating neo-Nazi, has gone viral on social media.

Photographer Vladimi­r Cicmanec caught the moment between the man and 16-year-old Lucie Myslikova during a protest against a far-right march in the Czech city of Brno.

"She was standing tall, and she's 16 years old and she stood proud and made some profound arguments," Mr Cicmanec told CNN.

Lucie stands, slightly smiling, with bubbles floating around her as the man makes a threatening gesture at her.

Mr Cicmanec's image on Facebook has more than 5,000 reactions and has been shared nearly 2,000 times.

The May 1 rally was led by the far-right Workers' Social Justice Party.

About 150 neo-Nazis associated with the group were drowned by about 300 drummers, dancers and sign-holders who turned up to counter the march, news website reported.

"We wanted to show the neo-Nazis that they are not welcome here. This year the counter protest was to make fun of and to troll the Nazis," Mr Cicmanec said.

"We are happy to see this kind of action from young people in scouting since it shows scouts' appreciation of respect of diversity and peaceful cooperation and at the same time the condemnation of hatred," Czech Scouts and Guides spokesman Petr Vanek told the Daily Dot.