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More than 100 arrested during anti-Black Pete protest in the Netherlands
  • Despite a day-long ban, demonstrators took to a holiday festival in Maassluis to protest the ongoing national reverence for Zwarte Piet (Black Pete), a controversial figure black Dutch and allies say perpetuates racist stereotypes.
  • The figure has been under fire for years as its status as a national holiday tradition has been called into question for its ties to the Netherlands’ racist colonial history, including by the U.N.
  • Adding to the controversy is the frequency with which Black Pete is performed by white people in blackface in parades and other celebratory events.

Read more:
Dutch police detain 100 Black Pete protesters” (AFP/Deutsche Welle)
Dutch Santa’s black-faced helper stokes anti-racism protest, police arrest 100” (Africanews)
Dutch race hate row engulfs presenter Sylvana Simons” (BBC)

(Image Credit: via Africanews)