Dutch populist Geert Wilders calls some Moroccans 'scum'
- Dutch populist leader Geert Wilders has launched his election campaign by calling some Moroccans "scum".
Mr Wilders tops opinion polls ahead of the 15 March parliamentary vote, but has seen his lead reduced in recent weeks.
His latest comments come two months after he was convicted in a hate speech trial over his promise to reduce the number of Moroccans in the country.
Mr Wilders addressed his supporters on Saturday amid tight security in his party's stronghold of Spijkenisse, an ethnically-diverse area near Rotterdam.
"There is a lot of Moroccan scum in Holland who make the streets unsafe," he said. "If you want to regain your country, make the Netherlands for the people of the Netherlands again, then you can only vote for one party."
He emphasised that he thought "not all are scum".(Excerpt) Read more at: bbc.com ...
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