MPs reject anti-racism demo invite

Left-wing MPs have rejected an invitation by an anti-racism organisation to join a demonstration in Amsterdam on Saturday, saying they fear it could turn into an anti-Geert Wilders event.

They have also refused to accept a petition opposing Wilders’ PVV party, saying their role is to combat his opinions in parliament, the Volkskrant reports on its website.
‘The organisation Nederland Bekent Kleur’ (the Netherlands recognises colour) is against polarisation but is polarising itself,’ Labour MP Khadija Arib (photo) said in the Telegraaf.
The organisation told NOS news it was the first time all MPs had turned down an invitation to take part.

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