Poignant picture of a girl scout standing up to a neo-Nazi is going viral
Some pictures tell a story better than a thousand words.
This photograph of a girl scout named Lucie face-to-face with a neo-Nazi member in Brno, Czech Republic, is so iconic that it already got 61,000 points on Reddit.
The girl, from the Czech (Scouts and Guides of the Czech Republic) is holding a sign which reportedly says “We will raise your children”— a Scout motto — and is protesting against an extreme right rally held in the Czech city on 1 May.
The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), which re-shared on Facebook the picture originally taken by Vladimír Čičmanec, said in a post:
“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!”
Some people shared on Twitter different angles from the scene:
Anička Čámská, a member of the Czech Scout organisation, shared more information about the protest:
“There was some kind of far-right march, so a bunch of people went there as well to protest in a peaceful way — they were dancing and painting. Later, more people came to protest against neo-Nazis with drums and so on,” she said in a Facebook post.