Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vlaams Belang: Solidarity with Geert Wilders

The Flemish separatist party Vlaams Belang came out in support of Geert Wilders yesterday. When Mr. Wilders’ trial started, VB was demonstrating in front of the Dutch embassy in Brussels.

According to De Telegraaf, as translated by our Flemish correspondent VH:

Filip Dewinter demonstrates outside Dutch Embassy

VB Solidarity 1

BRUSSELS — The leader of Vlaams Belang, Filip Dewinter, demonstrated against Wilders’ trial on Wednesday morning outside the Dutch Embassy in Brussels. With his supporters he waved signs like “SOS democracy” and also Dutch and Flemish flags.
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VB Solidarity 2Dewinter believes that Wilders should be allowed to make his statements, with an appeal to freedom of expression. “Freedom of speech is the cornerstone of our society,” Dewinter said through a megaphone. He recalled that his party had to set up a new party, after judges had banned Vlaams Blok on racism charges (in a political process).

The demonstration drew about 75 Vlaams Belang supporters. Senator Anke Vandermeersch (VB), former Miss Belgium: “I do not always agree with Wilders, but still am of the opinion that he should be able to express his opinion.” (source)

Many thanks to Vlaams Belang for sending the photos.

3 comments:

finlay wexstrung said...

Living in the United States, it is hard to fathom that this poor guy is actually on trial. Unbelievable.

4Symbols said...

Have the impression that there is a news blackout regarding the Geert Wilders case in the U.K. was the legally erroneous extrajudicial honour punisher munir hussain's speedy and miraculous release from prison a media spin story to detract attention from the Geert Wilders trial.

trencherbone said...

The BBC is indeed imposing a total news blackout on the Geert Wilders trial in the interests of 'community cohesion', aka abject grovelling dhimmitude.