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Romy Fernandez
January 20th, Rotterdam. Geert Wilders and his far-Right Party for Freedom (PVV) held a demonstration in Rotterdam. The party is demonstrating against the Rutte III which is the cabinet of the Netherlands since 26 October 2017, and also against the 'Islamization' of the Netherlands. The PVV is led by Geert Wilders, who founded the party in 2006 after a stint as an independent MP. While his message seems to be garner votes throughout the country, there are some parallels to the triumphs of Brexit and Donald Trump in his support base. Areas that have a higher proportion of old people, lower educated people and large wage inequality between migrants and the native population have, on average, higher turnout for the PVV.
Edwin Wagensveld leader of Pegida Nederland.
Filip de Winter, one of the leading members of Vlaams Belang, a right-wing Flemish nationalist and secessionist political party.
Navin 'Nafer' Thakoer, took an action against the PVV demonstration.
Geert Wilders, leader and founder of PVV arriving to the demonstration surrounded by his bodyguards.
At the beginning of the demonstration, Wilders said a few words to the audience.
The political party "Denk" also showed his disagreement with the Wilders/PVV demonstration.