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Slogans on Rotterdam bridge during New Year’s Eve cause alarm
Slogans were spotted on Rotterdam's Erasmus Bridge, from which the national fireworks display is traditionally fired in the Netherlands, during the New Year's Eve celebrations, a police spokeswoman told the ANP news agency.
In bright letters, the slogans “White lives matter” (a counterpoint to the anti-racist “Black lives matter” movement founded in 2013 and which in 2020 had a major breakthrough in the United States in reaction to several cases of alleged police violence, ed.) and “Zwarte Piet deed niets verkeerd” [Zwarte Piet has done nothing wrong, transl.] (referring to the controversial black-clad folk character) were displayed on the bridge, according to Dutch media RTL Nieuws.
The texts appear to have been projected from a boat, police said. An investigation has been launched. Due to windy weather, the New Year’s Eve fireworks display in Rotterdam was cancelled on Saturday.
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