A photo of a young Czech Girl Scout confronting a right-wing protester at a demonstration in Brno, Czech Republic, is taking the internet by storm.
The image, which depicts the girl boldly standing in the face of a neo-nazi while holding a sign that reads “We will raise your children,” has been widely shared throughout social media since the event occurred on Monday. The girl has been identified as 16-year-old Lucie Myslikova, according to Mic.
A young Girl Scout protesting against a neo-Nazi march in Brno, Czech republic. pic.twitter.com/nE4TXoy2pa— 🇨🇺 Rob (@R0BERTeM) May 2, 2017
The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is one of the many organizations that shared the powerful picture of Myslikova standing up to hate.
“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 WOSM said on Facebook. "Creating a better world!"
The iconic image — originally captured by Vladimír Čičmanec — has gone viral, with many people commending Myslikova’s courage and resilience.
Ironically enough, the teen’s image is just the latest in a series of powerful photos to come from heated protests, including one last month from the United Kingdom that showed a young woman of color smiling at a seemingly enraged white, far-right demonstrator as an officer tries to intervene between them.
This lady in Birmingham 👏🙌 pic.twitter.com/ONkzXc33lJ— Sister Alexis (@AlexisTrust) April 8, 2017
A similar image from last July depicts a black woman during a Black Lives Matter protest calmly staring down a group of riot police who appear to be rushing toward her as she stands peacefully still.
Baton Rouge PD looks ridiculous. I never wore so much armor in combat. This is their own community. (Photo: Reuters) pic.twitter.com/clCFFyD6jx— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) July 10, 2016
These photos carry so much power because they are a perfect reflection of the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” The tenacity that these demonstrators displayed in the face of adversity represents what resistance is all about.
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