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Geert Wilders sparks racist chant storm

Geert Wilders sparks racist chant storm
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A parliamentarian member of the Dutch far-right Freedom Party has resigned in protest against a speech made by party leader Geert Wilders.

During the meeting he encouraged supporters to chant racist slogans against Moroccans.

Wilders addressed the meeting:
“So I ask you what do you want in this city more or less Moroccans?”

The crowd chants, “less. less.”

Wilders continues: “We will fix it.”

The crowd laughs.

Ronald van Vliet will keep his seat, but as an independent he says Wilders is becoming more extreme.

Wilders’ behaviour has sparked a storm of protest:

One Moroccan woman said:
“I would be interesting to see how he would fix that.”

In response young Moroccans have launched a social media campaign called ‘born here’ in which they post pictures of themselves alongside their Dutch passports.

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