Latest news: Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) welcome in Amsterdam says Dutch judge

November 8, 2013

Sintpietreus

A judge in the Netherlands has just now (8 November) decided that the annual event of Sinterklaas arriving in the capital Amsterdam – with Black Petes – can go ahead as planned on Sunday next week. The judge is of the opinion that the mayor has been right in giving permission. As this was an urgent procedure there is no appeal possible, but the case could proceed before a regular bench and the judge pointed out that the national discussion should not have to end with this judgement.

via Zwarte Piet welkom bij intocht in Amsterdam, oordeelt rechter – nrc.nl.

4 Responses to “Latest news: Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) welcome in Amsterdam says Dutch judge”

  1. Elena Pavlidou Says:

    Hurray!!!


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