Demonstrators gather for a Kick Out Black Pete rally in The Hague, Netherlands, on November 16, 2019. Photo: AP

Dutch activists protest blackface Christmas character Black Pete

  • Usually portrayed by white people wearing frizzy wigs and prominent red lipstick, Black Pete has sparked intense discussion in recent years
  • Campaigners against racism say exposure to such imagery is hurtful to black people and damaging to children
Topic |   The Netherlands

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Demonstrators gather for a Kick Out Black Pete rally in The Hague, Netherlands, on November 16, 2019. Photo: AP
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