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On the 18th of March 2018 ‘Committee 21st of March’ will organise the yearly demonstrations in Amsterdam during the international day against racism. AFA Netherlands also calls out for people to attend the demonstration but does not do so without having critique on the organisers and their actions over the past months.
In comparison to previous years there has been a lot of attention for the demonstration on the international day against racism. The Committee chose the motto “no racists in the city councils” for the demonstration. When the expected critique came from right-wing parties on the motto, all the so-called ‘progressive’ political party’s rushed to dissociate themselves from the subject. This because they claimed that the exclusion of right-wing and racist parties would be undemocratic. The Committee quickly changed the slogan of the demo in the hope to keep these political parties on board.