Romy Fernandez
November 16th, Nijmegen. Like each year the first Saturday after November 11th, the red-and-white-clad Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) arrives with great fanfare to several Dutch cities. In Nijmegen, the white-bearded legend makes his entrance into the city by sailing down the Waal river and following a route through the city. Along the route around 50 Anti-Zwarte Piet activists 'Kick Out Zwarte Piet' (KOZP) organized a protest against Sinterklaas’ black-faced helpers. Also some people Pro-Black Piet showed up, the tension was palpable between the two sides and the police but there were no incidents.