Girl Scout Who Confronted neo-Nazis Put Under Police Protection

Photo of Czech Girl Scout standing up to neo-Nazis in Brno went viral, reportedly prompting threats against her online

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A Czech Girl Scout who stood up to neo-Nazi protesters has been put under police protection, local reports said Monday. A photo of the girl, 16-year-old Lucie Myslikova, looking unfazed at an angry neo-Nazi in a May Day protest in Brno, went viral last week.

Soon after the young woman was targeted online, receiving threats, the British newspaper the Independent reported.

According to the report, the Czech Republic's Interior Ministry's anti-terrorism and hybrid threats center said the threatening comments appeared on Facebook,

Myslikova reportedly said she was worried by the threats of violence and voiced appreciation for the move by the local police.

Following the incident, the World Organisation of the Scout Movement posted the photograph on its Facebook page and 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!

The image bears a striking resemblance to the photograph of Saffiyah Khan, a young woman from Birmingham who became a symbol of resistance against the far right. In the photograph, Khan is seen staring down a protester connected to the English Defense League, a far-right anti-Muslim organization.

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