Lucie Myslikova (Czech Republic)

Czechia / Stories / 14 jul 2017

16-year-old Girl Scout, Lucie Myslikova, became a global icon after a photo showing her confronting a group of neo-Nazis during a rally in the Czech Republic went viral. The teenager was among 300 people who peacefully protested against a rally of the far-right Workers Party of Social Justice on May Day, in the second-largest city of Brno.

Despite facing backlash and even some threats on social media, Lucie has continued to speak out about the importance of young people’s voices. “I think it makes sense to be seen and to be heard. I think young people should comment on public issues, to express their views. They will live in the future and they should create it as they wish."

And on her interaction with the man who appeared in the photo: "We talked about the nation, about borders, about migration. I don't want to judge him. I don't fight against those people, I fight against their views.