16-Year-Old Girl Scout Bravely Faces Neo-Nazist In Czech's May Day March
A 16-year-old girl scout dauntlessly came toe-in-toe against a far-right demonstrator during a neo-Nazi march in Brno, Czech Republic. The teenager, who fought the fierce demonstrator peacefully, received praises as she exuded bravery in curtailing the rise of the political belief that once killed over 20 million people.
Amateur photographer Vladimir Cicmanec told CNN that the girl scout, Lucie Myslikova, caught his attention after his friend pointed out the encounter. Cicmanec said Myslikova stood tall and proudly and made profound arguments why neo-Nazism should be dead.
Cicmanec did not hear Myslikova's conversation with the neo-Nazi very clearly but he added that they argued about the concept of nations, immigration and refugees. "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," Cicmanec said.
As it turned out, it was not only Cicmanec who got caught into Myslikova's sharp discussion against the far-right demonstrator. Other marchers took photos of Myslikova during the debate and her images became viral on Twitter, according to New York Times.
A young Girl Scout protesting against a neo-Nazi march in Brno, Czech republic. pic.twitter.com/nE4TXoy2pa
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Different angles showed Myslikova's banner. It read "We will raise your girls," the motto of Myslikova's organization, written in Czech.
Along with Myslikova, Cicmanec also said seven or eight girl scouts attended the demonstration. Counter-demonstrators outnumbered neo-Nazis during the march as they sang and played music.
Some of the counter-protesters poke fun and trolled the neo-Nazis, Cicmanec added. The peaceful resistance showed that neo-Nazism was not welcomed in the nation.
The World Organization of Scout Movement recognized Myslikova's courage in the face of burgeoning neo-Nazism. The organization posted Myslikova's astounding photo on its Facebook account.
"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," the Facebook post read. "Creating a better world!"