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Photo of Czech girl Scout standing up to skinhead goes viral

May 05,2017 00:15

To me it makes sense to try and change the world around me," she went on. "I think young people should get involved in such things. They should be aware of what's going on. "You ask me if standing up to skinheads should be left to older people - well ...


A Girl Scout has drawn praise after being pictured standing up to a demonstrator at a neo-Nazi rally in the Czech Republic.
The photograph has been shared on social media and has caused many to congratulate the Girl Scout, Lucie Myslíková.
"She was standing tall and she's 16-years-old and she stood proud and made some profound arguments," Vladimir Cicmanec, who took the photo, told CNN.
The amateur photographer took the picture on Monday at a May Day rally, where peaceful protesters attended to counter the demonstration by neo-Nazis and the far right.

He took the photograph when the contrast between the angry older man and the peaceful young woman was pointed out.
"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," he said.
"I didn't hear all of their exchange but they were talking about the concept of nations and nation-states, immigration, refugees," he said.
"She 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."
She attended the rally with seven or eight other Scouts, according to the organisation.
The World Organization of the Scout Movement wrote: "People from all walks of life, and #Scouts among them, came to the streets during an extreme right march yesterday, to express their support for values of diversity, peace and understanding. Creating a better world!"

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