Complaints about discrimination more than doubled last year

Photo: Brandon Hartley
Photo: Brandon Hartley

Nearly 10,000 complaints about discrimination were made to anti-discrimination hotlines, the police and other agencies, according to website, which collates the figures on an annual basis.

In total, the website noted 9,575 complaints, more than twice as many as in 2019, broadcaster NOS said. The figures have not yet been officially released.

The biggest single complaint was about discrimination on the grounds of race or skin colour. In total, 2,842 people made such a complaint, a rise of over 900 on 2019. This is likely to be down to increased focus on racism in the Netherlands as part of the Black Lives Matter debate, the website said.

The number of complaints about discrimination on the grounds of disability or chronic health conditions also rose sharply to 810.

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