Moluccans remember train hijack

The Netherlands’ Moluccan community today remembers the 30th anniversary of the bloody ending of a train hijacking in which six hijackers and two passengers were killed.

Nine Moluccans had hijacked an intercity train from Assen to Groningen on May 23 1977 in support of their demands for an independent homeland.
Today a number of ceremonies will take place at the Boskamp cemetery where the hijackers are buried. This evening, Moluccans from all over the country are expected to attend a service at the Rehobothkerk in Assen.

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