Protests were held Sunday in the Netherlands against racist remarks by police officers over a teenaged girl’s murder.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the police department at the Marconi Square in Rotterdam, calling for "the expulsion of racist police officers."
Hundreds of demonstrators in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, march against racist messages sent by police officers in response to the murder of a 16-year-old Turkish-origin girl pic.twitter.com/Y758HCthHL— TRT World (@trtworld) March 28, 2021
Police officers in the Netherlands sent racist messages in an internal chat group in response to the murder of a 16-year-old Turkish-origin girl, local media had said on Thursday.
In an investigation launched into the racist messages, it was revealed that one of the police officers wrote: "One more Turk less."
No tradition should involve dehumanising and discriminating against others. This Dutch tradition is extremely ignorant and racist. Let’s sign this petition and request the Netherlands to end traditions that harm black people. Black face is not okay.https://t.co/jUWHLfm7co— Luke Waltham (@lukewaltham) June 7, 2020
The girl, identified by her first name, Humeyra, was shot dead by a stalker at her school in Rotterdam in 2018, according to the NL Times. She had filed a complaint to the police against her stalker before the incident.
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