Extreme right-wing group claims Erasmus bridge racist stunt

A still from a video of the projection
A still from a video of the projection

An extreme right-wing group calling itself White Lives Matter has claimed responsibility for projecting racist slogans on the Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam during the New Year festivities.

The group said in an app group on social media platform Telegram that Dutch and German members had worked together on the action and that more events were planned, the Parool reported on Tuesday.

Texts including ‘white lives matter’ and ‘we must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children’ were projected onto the bridge as midnight sounded. The sentence was first used last century by a white supremacist group in the US and is known as ’14 words’.

The public prosecution department is still looking into the incident to assess if any criminal offences were involved.

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