Dictionary of Dutchness

Stille tocht

It has become normal for any senseless but shocking death to be commemorated by a stille tocht or silent march. Friends, family and others march to the place where the incident took place, usually carrying torches. One of the most controversial was held in 2004 for a bag snatcher who was run over by his victim.

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