Rotterdam – The police arrested a 30-year-old man from Gouda on Thursday evening on suspicion of discrimination and incitement to hatred. From a distance, he projected an antisemitic slogan in large letters on a large office building in the Rivium office park in Capelle aan den IJssel.
Several reports were received by the police on Thursday evening about the projection, which was captured on camera and posted on Twitter, showing the slogan „Joden runden de slavernij, blanken schaften het af,” translating to „Jews ran slavery, whites abolished it.”
The language of the slogan can be associated with white supremacy and far-right nationalism by blaming the Jews for all slavery in the past and falsely claiming that white people were not linked to the history of slavery.
The police immediately searched the area and were able to arrest a 30-year-old man from Gouda.
It is not the first time that racist texts have been projected. During New Year’s Eve, a few men projected right-wing extremist texts on the Erasmus Bridge, including ‘white lives matter’ and ‘happy white 2023’. Two men from the extreme right were later arrested for this.