Pim Fortuyn’s property up for auction

Furniture, books and personal possessions belonging to murdered politician Pim Fortuyn go under the auctioneer’s hammer in Nijmegen on Saturday.

A court in Arnhem ruled on Friday that the auction can go ahead. A lobby group which wants Fortuyn’s possessions kept together and declared part of the nation’s cultural heritage went to court to try to have the auction halted.
The collection includes Fortuyn’s slippers, pens, glasses and photographs as well as furniture, paintings and objects d’art.
Fortuyn was murdered on May 6, 2002, just days before the general election, by environmental activitist Volkert van der Graaf.

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