Moroccans seek charges against Dutch far-right leader

Hundreds angered over discriminatory comments towards ethnic minorities made by right-wing leader Geert Wilders.

Moroccans seek charges against Dutch far-right leader

World Bulletin / News Desk

Hundreds of people, mainly Moroccans, have gathered at a police station in the Netherlands to file complaints of inciting racial hatred against Dutch extremist politician Geert Wilders.

About 250 people queued in front of the station in the eastern city of Nijmegen near the German border on Tuesday, to call for charges to be brought against the leader of the extreme right-wing Freedom Party (PW).

The protest came after Nijmegen mayor Hubert Bruls called earlier in the day for action to be taken against Wilders’ over discriminatory comments he made last week.

Wilders had said after a local election held on March 19 that the number of Moroccans who lived in the Netherlands should be reduced.

He asked his supporters in a party meeting to discuss the election results if they wanted more or less Moroccans living in the country, to which most shouted, “Less! Less!”

Wilders responded, “Don’t worry, we will take care of that.”

Some politicians, including lawmakers, resigned from the Freedom Party following his remarks.

Moroccans, along with Turks, Germans and Indonesians, are among the largest minority communities in the Netherlands.

Last Mod: 26 Mart 2014, 09:29
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