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16 November 2019 22:38

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'Black Pete' protested as Dutch children hail St. Nicholas

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Anti-racism campaigners held protests in cities across the Netherlands on Saturday as Dutch children hailed the annual arrival of St. Nicholas and a blackface character who traditionally accompanies him. A man holds a sign as he protests against the arrival of Saint Nicholas and his assistants called "Zwarte Piet" (Black Pete) in The Hague, Netherlands, November 16, 2019. Parades in many cities were marked by a large police presence, after scuffles between groups who see "Black Pete" as racist and those who cherish the character as a fun holiday tradition led to arrests last year. The "Kick Out Black Pete" movement cancelled several events throughout the country after the incident, but still held protests in six cities, including The Hague and Groningen, on Saturday. A recent opinion poll showed 59% of all Dutch wanted to keep "Zwarte Piet" in blackface, while 26% said the tradition needed to be changed gradually.

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Since then, major cities such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam and the national public broadcaster have decided to ditch blackface in favour of Petes smeared with soot — from the chimneys they are said to go down to bring children their presents. Black Pete is the companion character for the St Nicholas in Dutch folklore, traditionally depicted with a black face makeup and red lips. Protests in support of an against the Dutch St Nicholas' controversial sidekick, Black Pete, were held across the Netherlands on Saturday as he arrived arrived at the. Named Sinterklaas, the Dutch version of St. Nicholas arrived on horseback at the nationally televised parade in the central city of Apeldoorn and was organised under heavy security. Hundreds of protestors demonstrating against Black Pete gathered in The Hague, where part of the official parade included full blackface Petes, in opposition to what they see as a racist caricature.

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According to Associate Press, Dutch media said that a leader of the Netherlands' wing of the anti-immigration organisation PEGIDA was detained by police while wearing a Pete costume and blackface makeup. Certain cities in the Netherlands, including the capital, Amsterdam, have dropped the use of blackface makeup in their Sinterklaas parades, which has led to angry responses from supporters of the character. A group of protesters vandalised cars and launched fireworks towards a venue where anti-Pete activists were convening in The Hague last week and on Thursday and Friday 3 people were arrested for making online threats towards the seasonal festival. The celebration and image of Black Pete has garnered much controversy in recent years the it see's people don blackface makeup to dress up as the character across the country. Israel vs Poland live streaming: Watch Euro 2020 qualifier match online, preview & prediction Watch Israel vs Poland live streaming: Match details If you want to watch Israel vs Poland live streaming, these are the online instructions.

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A recent opinion poll showed 59% of Dutch people wanted to keep "Zwarte Piet" in blackface, while 26% said the tradition needed to be changed gradually. Since then, major cities such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam and the national public broadcaster have decided to ditch blackface in favour of figures smeared with soot – from the chimneys they are said to go down to bring children their presents. St. Nicholas' Dutch sidekick 'Black Pete' has arrived in Netherlands for festivities The Dutch version of St. Nicholas arrived Saturday in the Netherlands in an annual children's party that has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontations between supporters and opponents of his sidekick, Black Pete. Opponents say such depictions promote racist stereotypes, while supporters defend the helper of Sinterklaas, the white-bearded, red-robed Dutch version of St. Nicholas, as a traditional children's character. Black Pete, St. Nicholas' controversial Dutch sidekick has made a reappearance for the festive period, although the black-faced character was not included in the nationally televised parade Saint Nicholas is seen on a float with his assistants called 'Zwarte Piet' (Black Pete) at a traditional parade in Scheveningen, Netherlands Dutch media reported that the leader of the Netherlands' arm of anti-immigrant movement PEGIDA - wearing a Pete costume and blackface makeup - was detained by police in Apeldoorn.

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Hundreds of anti-Black Pete protesters gathered in a park in The Hague, where blackface Petes formed part of the official parade, for a peaceful demonstration. Some Dutch cities, including the capital, Amsterdam, have stopped using blackface makeup in their Sinterklaas parades. Overnight in The Hague, supporters of the traditional version of the character put up hundreds of posters that superimposed the face of the leader of anti-Pete activists on a blackface depiction of Pete.