Czech Girl Scout in Viral Photo Threatened

Lucie Myslikova, 16, stood up to neo-Nazi at protest
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 7, 2017 1:39 PM CDT
Cops Get Involved After Czech Girl Scout Threatened
16-year-old Czech Girl Scout Lucie Myslikova poses for a photo in Prague Friday May 5, 2017, after she became notorious because of a news photo showing her confronting a neo-Nazi group. Myslikova said it is important for young people to comment on public issues, “I think it makes sense to be seen...   (Jan Gebert)

The Czech Interior Ministry says that police are taking steps to ensure the security of a Girl Scout after a photo showing her confronting a neo-Nazi group went viral, reports the AP. The ministry's Center Against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats says the move was prompted by threats against 16-year-old student Lucie Myslikova that appeared on Facebook. No details were given. The teenager was among about 300 protesters who confronted a rally of the far-right Workers Party of Social Justice on May Day in the second-largest city of Brno.

At one point, she was captured in a photo facing up to one of about 150 supporters of the fringe party. Lucie said on Sunday that she was worried by the threats of violence and appreciated the move taken by police. (More Czech Republic stories.)

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