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AFA Fryslân organizes actions in the run up to the March elections

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Anti-fascist posters in Dutch province of Friesland

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In the Dutch province of Friesland intolerance and exclusion are increasingly commonplace. In light of the elections in March (’21), Anti Fascist Action Fryslân organizes a number of actions against (institutional) racism and fascism.

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In the Dutch province of Friesland intolerance and exclusion are increasingly commonplace. Rightwing political parties such as PVV and FvD are stimulating this, but also parties in the centre of the political spectrum are sensitive to a culture of “our own culture first” and simplifying questions around immigration. In light of the elections in March, the group Anti Fascist Action Fryslân organizes a number of actions against (institutional) racism and fascism.

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Sympathizers of the AFA Fryslân find it worrisome that parties of the political centre and more conventional rightwing parties are increasingly working together with, or take over ideas from, far-right political parties. Fascist ideas that divide people and promotes intolerance and discrimination is seeping increasingly into regional and local politics. Since it is important to actively challenge these voices, the AFA Fryslân will dedicate itself to raise the awareness against racism and fascism, and will fight wherever necessary to counter ideas of intolerance.

In the run up to the March elections multiple actions will be organized in as many places as possible. Yesterday (4/2/2021) all public advertising pillars in the City of Leeuwarden are covered with the poster “Leave no space for racism and fascism.” Also in the town Ooststellingswerf the posters have been put up, and the posters has been presented to the Provincial Government of Friesland.

Read more about AFA Fryslân on their website.