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Netherlands: Protesters dance for homosexual rights

Netherlands, Amsterdam
April 8, 2013 at 18:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Netherlands: Protesters dance for homosexual rights

Around 2,000 demonstrators danced and waved rainbow flags in Amsterdam Monday to show their discontent with a Russian law in-the-making that would discriminate homosexuals. Protesters gathered on the Oosterdok in the centre of Amsterdam. At the time of the demonstration Putin was, together with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, attending a dinner organised for the Dutch and Russian business sectors in the nearby Scheepsvaartmuseum.

Putin's visit takes place in the context of the Netherlands-Russia year in which both countries emphasise on their bilateral relations. During their meeting Putin and Rutte inter alia discussed economic relations between Russia and the Netherlands. Russia and the Netherlands have intensive trade relations. Moreover, in the energy sector various Dutch companies collaborate with Russian enterprises.

Throughout Putin's visit demonstrations took place, the most prominent being organised by the LGTB community. Dusty, who male name is Willem de Wit states that "Putin wants to be a dictator. And if you are a dictator, you do make laws like this one in order to suppress the people that you don't want to be seen in your country."

A number of people made a pun with Putin's first name Vladimir and the Dutch sentence 'Vla die mier', by throwing a typical yoghurt alike dessert (vla) towards that (die) papier-mache ant (mier).

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Netherlands: Protesters dance for homosexual rights

Around 2,000 demonstrators danced and waved rainbow flags in Amsterdam Monday to show their discontent with a Russian law in-the-making that would discriminate homosexuals. Protesters gathered on the Oosterdok in the centre of Amsterdam. At the time of the demonstration Putin was, together with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, attending a dinner organised for the Dutch and Russian business sectors in the nearby Scheepsvaartmuseum.

Putin's visit takes place in the context of the Netherlands-Russia year in which both countries emphasise on their bilateral relations. During their meeting Putin and Rutte inter alia discussed economic relations between Russia and the Netherlands. Russia and the Netherlands have intensive trade relations. Moreover, in the energy sector various Dutch companies collaborate with Russian enterprises.

Throughout Putin's visit demonstrations took place, the most prominent being organised by the LGTB community. Dusty, who male name is Willem de Wit states that "Putin wants to be a dictator. And if you are a dictator, you do make laws like this one in order to suppress the people that you don't want to be seen in your country."

A number of people made a pun with Putin's first name Vladimir and the Dutch sentence 'Vla die mier', by throwing a typical yoghurt alike dessert (vla) towards that (die) papier-mache ant (mier).