A girl scout has been placed under police protection after a photo of her confronting neo-Nazis at a rally in the Czech Republic went viral.

Lucie Myslíková, 16, was among about 300 protesters who gathered to demonstrate against the far-right group Workers’ Party of Social Justice in Brno on 1 May.

The Czech Interior Ministry has now said that police are taking steps “to ensure the security” of the girl after threats were made against her on Facebook. No further details on the type of threats were given by the ministry.

The photo was taken by Vladimír Čičmanec, who said: “The photo was taken after a friend of mine made me aware of the exchange taking place. It was heated, the neo-Nazi was clearly angry with her, but she stood her ground. I turned around, quickly paced the few meters I was away from them, started shooting and suddenly the bubbles started arriving.”

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