Fortuyn followers remember Pim

7th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

7 May 2007, ROTTERDAM - About 55 followers of assassinated Pim Fortuyn gathered on Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of his death. The ceremony started at the flamboyant Rotterdam resident's former home on Sunday morning.

7 May 2007

ROTTERDAM - About 55 followers of assassinated Pim Fortuyn gathered on Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of his death. The ceremony started at the flamboyant Rotterdam resident's former home on Sunday morning.

A bus left Fortuyn's home, the Palazzo di Pietro on the G.W. Burgerplein, and took followers to the Mediapark in Hilversum where Fortuyn was shot down.

The next stop was the Westerveld cemetery in Driehuis, where Fortuyn was buried temporarily before finally being laid to rest near his holiday home in northern Italy.

The participants in the commemoration decided not to hold a protest outside the prison in Scheveningen where Fortuyn's murderer, Volkert van der Graaf, is being held. Although this had originally been the plan, Fortuyn's followers say there were reports that counter-protestors planned to show up and they didn't want any trouble.

At the end of the afternoon the followers formed a procession from Fortuyn's house to the statue of Pim in the centre of town. At 6.06 pm, the time he was shot, they observed a minute of silence and laid flowers at the monument.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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