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Dutch far-right politician Wilders says Twitter has blocked his account

Dutch far-right politician Wilders says Twitter has blocked his account
FILE PHOTO: Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders of the PVV party greets his supporters during the European far-right leaders meeting in Prague, Czech Republic April 25, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny Copyright DAVID W CERNY(Reuters)
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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders said on Friday that Twitter has blocked his account for "hateful behaviour".

Wilders, a lawmaker best known for his anti-Islam stance, said in a statement the ban was temporary but might be made permanent.

He identified the tweet that led to his block as one in which he referred to a progressive political party as "suckers...who import ever more Islam and then weep crocodile tears over the consequences, such as honour killings."

(Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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