Amsterdam rally marks 25th anniversary of racist murder

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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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