A photograph of a 16-year-old girl scout confronting a neo-Nazi at a rally in the Czech Republic has gone viral on social media, the Guardian reported on Thursday.
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The report said the girl, Lucie Myslíková, was one of several scouts among the 300 or so counter demonstrators who showed up at the May Day rally held by neo-Nazis on Monday.
Myslíková is seen confronting one of the neo-Nazis, who appears to gesture angrily, in a broadly shared images captured by photographer Vladimir Cicmanec.
According to the report, Cicmanec, who was among the counter ralliers, told CNN the girl scout "stood tall ... and made some profound arguments."
"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," Cicmanec reportedly said.
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.