Pro- and Anti- Wilders Demonstrations in Amsterdam

October 30 2010

Amsterdam saw several demonstrations around controversial anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders on October 30, 2010. The radical right wing English Defence League travelled to the Netherlands to rally in support of Wilders. While the rally was initially to be held on the central Museumplein, mayor Eberhard van der Laan claimed that he had evidence the organizers were seeking confrontation with both he police and anti-racist demonstrators. The demonstration was moved to the western port area. Several anti-racist interventions were held in response in the city.