Neo-nazi faces community service for anti-foreigner demo
Tuesday 14 August 2012
The chairman of Dutch neo-nazi party Nederlandse Volks-Unie should get 40 hours community service and a two-week suspended jail sentence for his role in an anti-foreigner demonstration in 2011, the public prosecution department told a court on Tuesday.
Constant Kusters and three others face charges of insulting foreigners and discrimination at the rally in the southern city of Enschede. During the demonstration they chanted 'the Netherlands for the Dutch, own people first,' and carried White Power flags, the NRC reported.
While the right to demonstrate and freedom of expression are important, in this case the boundaries of free speech were overstepped, the public prosecutor said.
The demonstration in May last year ended in a fight with 250 anti-racist protestors.
The NVU was founded in 1971 and is considered the only 'classic extreme right-wing party' left in the Netherlands, the NRC said.