Friday 17 September 2021

New twist in PVV-Labour dispute over anti-Moroccan statements

The row between the anti-immigration PVV and Labour party over anti-Moroccan statements escalated further on Thursday night when a promiment PVV parliamentarian said she would file a formal police complaints against Labour leaders for making discriminatory statements.

Fleur Agema told a television show she will file the complaints on Friday against Labour party leader Diederik Samsom and party chairman Hans Spekman.

The tit for tat filings follow the news that over 5,000 people have made formal complaints against PVV leader Geert Wilders for leading his supporters in an anti-Moroccan chant on the night of the local elections.


On Thursday, Wilders called on people to file complaints against Samsom and Spekman for comments about Moroccans made by them.

He referred to two interviews given by the men in the past. In one, Samsom is quoted as saying: ‘It is correct that they are primarily Moroccan. These lads have an ethnic monopoly on this sort of nuisance behaviour.’

Spekman, according to Wilders, said during another interview: ‘You should humiliate Moroccans who are not okay in front of their own kind.’

Agema told current affairs show Een op Een she hoped as many people as possible would follow her example. ‘At least 5,000,’ she said.

The complaints against Wilders, she said, are absurd. ‘I am worried how long we will be allowed to have opinions,’ she said.

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