Anti-racism demonstrator faces 180 hours community service for Baudet chant

Thierry Baudet addresses the meeting in Paris. Photo: ECR Group via Twitter
Thierry Baudet addresses the meeting in Paris. Photo: ECR Group via Twitter

The woman filmed chanting about shooting nationalist leader Thierry Baudet at an anti-racism demonstration in Amsterdam last month should be given 180 hours community service, the public prosecutor told judges on Tuesday.

Footage emerged on social media of a black-clad woman chanting ‘If you want to gun down Thierry, just say bang!’, surrounded by a group of similarly dressed protesters walking behind a ‘refugees welcome’ banner.

The demonstration took place a couple of days after his party Forum voor Democratie emerged as the biggest in the provincial elections.

The 21-year-old, from Nijmegen, told the court she was sorry about what she had done, and had underestimated its impact. The court will rule in 14 days.

Meanwhile, a Utrecht University lecturer who was suspended for for writing ‘Volkert, where are you’ on Facebook, has been given his job back – with two years probation.

Volkert van de Graaf served 12 years in jail for shooting Dutch far right politician Pim Fortuyn dead in a Hilversum car park just days before the 2002 general election.

The university said his comments were ‘disgusting and unacceptable’ but that they were no reason to sack him.

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