Neo-Nazi Meets His Match: A Girl Scout

Lucie Myslíková, 16, applauded for her courage
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2017 11:51 AM CDT
Girl Scout, Neo-Nazi Clash in Viral Photo
Lucie Mysl?kov? challenges a neo-Nazi in Brno on Monday.   (Facebook)

Confronted with a neo-Nazi in the Czech Republic, a 16-year-old Girl Scout stood her ground, engaging the man in a heated debate. But it's a "powerful" photo of the exchange that now has people talking, per USA Today. Police tell the Guardian some 150 neo-Nazis had gathered for a May Day rally in Brno on Monday when they were met with 300 counter-protesters, including Girl Scout Lucie Myslíková. Amateur photographer Vladimir Cicmanec, who was part of the counter demonstration, tells CNN he took notice of Lucie as she stood face-to-face with a neo-Nazi sporting a shaved head and listened as the pair debated "the concept of nations and nation-states, immigration, refugees." "She’s 16 years old and she stood proud and made some profound arguments," he says.

With a sign carrying the Scout motto "We will raise your children," per Mashable, Lucie "tried to explain to him that nationalism makes no sense because we are all people and should not be treated differently based on some arbitrary distinctions," says Cicmanec. His photo of the exchange, which has since gone viral, has many applauding Lucie for her courage. According to the World Organization of the Scout Movement, the teen was one of several Scouts who joined the rally "to express their support for values of diversity, peace, and understanding." They are "creating a better world," the group says. (The photo closely resembles this one, snapped in the UK last month.)

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