Dutch Moroccans Protest Against Racist Politician In An Extraordinarily Powerful Way

by
Fatimah Mazhar
When Dutch right-wing and anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders told his supporters this week that he would ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands, outrage ensued.

WhenDutch right-wing and anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders told his supporters this week that he would ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands, outrage ensued.

Following the racist announcement, more than 100 complaints with over 500 people alleging discrimination, reportedly contacted the public prosecutor's office in The Hague.

Subsequently, a Facebook page, "I'm filing a complaint against Wilders", was created which received over 48,000 likes by early Thursday evening, according to The Guardian.

However, some Dutch Moroccans thought of a better way to protest.

Holding their passports in their hands, these people took selfies and tweeted them with the hashtag #BornHere, reminding Wilders that there is no way the politician can make them “fewer” in the country.

The protest – coincidentally – comes a day before the United Nations’ International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination which is celebrated annually on March 21.

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Have a look at some of the powerful selfies below:

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