Amsterdam rally marks 25th anniversary of racist murder
Hundreds of people turned out in Amsterdam on Wednesday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of Antillean Kerwin Duinmeijer.21 August 2008
AMSTERDAM - Several hundred people turned out in Amsterdam on Wednesday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of Kerwin Duinmeijer.
The 15-year-old Antillean died after being stabbed by a 16-year-old skinhead in Amsterdam in 1983. The incident is seen as the first racist murder in the Netherlands since the Second World War, and is remembered each year in a demonstration against intolerance.
Amsterdam's Mayor Job Cohen was one of the speakers at the rally in Dam Square in the city centre. Afterwards, people moved off in a silent march to the city's Vondel Park, where a wreath was laid at the Mother Earth statue set up in remembrance of Kerwin Duinmeijer.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]
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