10 January 2023

Action with racist slogans creates a stir

The action with racist slogans on Rotterdam's Erasmus Bridge at the turn of the year was claimed by members of the Telegram group 'White Lives Matter', active in the Netherlands and Germany.

Also projected on the bridge was the English-language phrase 'We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children', made famous by an American movement of white supremacists.

In the broadcast of current affairs Dutch programme EenVandaag (AVROTROS, NPO 1), Jan-Willem van Prooijen (LAW) explained how damaging such terms actually are.

In the weekend supplement LS of the Dutch daily newspaper De Limburger, Joep Leerssen (FASoS) elaborated on the current development of growing nationalism and ditto right-wing extremism.