Racial Incidents Rise in Netherlands

Three times as many racist incidents were reported in 1993 as were reported in 1992, the Dutch government reported.

The government’s central criminal investigation department also noted that there is no evidence of any organization behind the incidents.

Nor has any connection with extreme right-wing parties in Holland been shown, the department said.

Thirty percent of the incidents reported were threatening letters and phone calls. Some 40 percent involved fights or verbal attacks.

A total of 612 incidents were reported.

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