- A teenage girl has gone viral for standing up for the rights of all Russians
- Olga Misik, 17, was photographed reading the constitution in front of Putin's riot police
- The photo went viral and social media users applauded her bravery
A 17-year-old girl went viral this week after a photo of her surfaced on social media which showed her reading the constitution in front of Vladimir Putin's riot police on Saturday.
According to the Independent, Misik sat with her legs crossed reading the constitution - which states that citizens have the right to peaceful gatherings.
The riot police, who are notorious for their brutality, had no idea how to handle her calm protest.
Briefly.co.za gathered the protest aimed to stop several leading opposition politicians from running in next month’s Moscow City Duma elections.
Her bravery inspired social media users, who applauded Misik on taking matters into her own hands.
Twitter user, @LocotoRabioso, commented: "The future, kids taking matters into their own hands when adults fail them. I admire her and others that are true leaders for righteous causes. May G_d protect them."
Another social media user, @theeaglecanfly, added: "A brave young woman."
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