Lexi Kozhevsky currently attends the St. Louis University, and is studying for her nursing degree. She stood alone in front of a line of officers during the protests on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.
Protesters were throwing rocks, frozen water bottles, and other objects at authorities during the demonstration.
“I would rather get hit by something than let it hit them,” she commented to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In a recent Snapchat video she made, she remarked, “Look guys, discrimination is a thing and I get it, but we need to stay with the people who protect us and that’s what I’m doing.”