Protest for Zwarte Piet and against UN

. ()

There will be  a demonstration on the Malieveld Saturday against the United Nations, and for the preservation of Zwarte Piet. The 16-year-old Mandy Rose from The Hague received permission for the demonstration Wednesday afternoon from the city council.Mandy Rose wants to make clear to the United Nations Zwarte Piet is a Dutch tradition and should not be messed with. It has to be a fun protest. With live Sinterklaas songs and face-painting.

Archibald Ballantine
Wikimedia commons

Mandy expects around 300 people, but that number may increase significantly. She placed a call on Facebook. The demonstration will take place Saturday at 13:30 pm.

The Facebook page of 'Pietitie', a petition for the preservation of Sinterklaas, had more than a million 'Likes' Wednesday afternoon around 16:30. At 08.00 am Wednesday morning, the page had achieved  500,000 'Likes', before midnight the score was well over 1.5 million 'Likes'.