Demonstrators crash Black Pete party

Dutch police have arrested up to 90 people as protesters clashed at a traditional ‘Black Pete’ festival in Gouda. Demonstrators view the celebrations as racist due to the character’s traditionally blackened face and Afro wig.

On Saturday, “Sixty people were … Read the rest

Netherlands struggling to get politically correct as to Black Pete

In this town named after Saint Nicholas, Yuletide cheer is being clouded by controversy over the good saint’s helpers.

Across the Netherlands and Belgium, celebrations in which Saint Nicholas rolls into town surrounded by a host of “Black Petes” have … Read the rest