Wednesday 18 September 2019

Rotterdam transport firm rejects ‘stop Islam’ tram plan

An artist’s impression of the tram. Via Geert Wilders Twitter

Rotterdam transport company RET has rejected efforts by Geert Wilders to emblazon one of the city’s trams with a campaign poster with the words ‘stop Islam’.

‘Our guidelines state that we do not allow political statements on our trams and that applies to every party,’ a spokesman told RTL Nieuws. ‘So we have rejected the PVV’s request.’

Many cities have similar rules for public transport, the broadcaster said.

A spokesman for the advertising standards authority said that while there are no specific rules for political parties, adverts ‘may not be insulting, conflict with the truth and be misleading’.

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