Netherlands 5000 Complaints Against Wilders For Racist Statements Against Moroccans

first_imgAmsterdam – Around 5000 complaints were lodged against populist leader Geert Wilders following his racist and provoking statements on Moroccan expatriates in the Netherlands, the public ministry announced on Wednesday.Over the past weeks, thousands of Moroccans living in Holland, in addition to some Dutch people, headed for police departments across the country to file complaints against the leader of the far right party, known for his hostility to immigrants.These complaints will be followed-up but it might take some time due to their huge number, the ministry said in a statement. Geert Wilders faced an unprecedented storm of protest after he told supporters he would ensure there were “fewer Moroccans” in the country.He was criticized by government members and politicians, including from his own party who distanced themselves from these remarks. Several MPs from Wilders’ Populist Party resigned to protest the statement.last_img