Wreck to be displayed at Leidseplein

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21 May 2007, AMSTERDAM – The Leidseplein in Amsterdam will form the backdrop for the display of a bombed out vehicle from Baghdad on Friday 1 June. The Bazaar, a discussion platform of Green-left GroenLinks, IKV Pax Christi, Hivos and Partizan Publik has brought the Iraqi car wreck to the Netherlands.

21 May 2007

AMSTERDAM – The Leidseplein in Amsterdam will form the backdrop for the display of a bombed out vehicle from Baghdad on Friday 1 June. The Bazaar, a discussion platform of Green-left GroenLinks, IKV Pax Christi, Hivos and Partizan Publik has brought the Iraqi car wreck to the Netherlands.

The groups want the wreck to form the centre piece to a discussion on the fate of civilians in Iraq and a "way out of the violence and Dutch responsibility."

The wreck of a bombed out car perfectly symbolises the fear and destruction in Iraq, said a spokesperson on Monday. "We want the car wreck to make this fear and horror visible."

The wreck will also be on the Leidseplein for several hours on Sunday 3 June. The car wreck was brought to the Netherlands via a chain of local contacts and authorities. After the demonstration in Amsterdam the car will be on permanent display at the War Museum in Overloon.

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