Amsterdam (Jun. 17)
The “Amsterdam Initiative Against Facism, Racism and Anti-Semitism” has called on the Minister of Justice to take measures to dissolve the “Nederlandse Volksunie” in view of its fascistand racist character. A statement issued by the group said that if the Minister does not take such steps within three months it will lodge a complaint with the international commission supervising implementation of the 1966 United Nations declaration banning racial discrimination.
The Volksunie failed to win a single seat in the May 26 parliamentary elections. The Amsterdam group, which is Communist controled, was formed last December to oppose discrimination against ethnic minorities in Holland such as Moroccans, Turks, Surinamese and Jews. But it also actively combats those Moroccan and Turkish groups that it considers fascist.