PVV leader Geert Wilders handing out anti-Ukraine referendum flyers in Maastricht with protesters in the bacground (Photo: @geertwilderspvv/Twitter) - Credit: PVV leader Geert Wilders handing out anti-Ukraine referendum flyers in Maastricht with protesters in the bacground (Photo: @geertwilderspvv/Twitter)
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 15:45
Wilders drums up little support at anti-Ukraine referendum rally
Geert Wilders, leader of anti-Islam party PVV, had little success in Maastricht with his campaign against the association agreement with the Ukraine, the referendum for which is next week. According to Limburg media, Wilders' campaign only survived about 20 minutes before being completely drowned out by counter-protests and demonstrations. There were some heated words and shouting, but the police did not need to intervene. The Wilders opponents carried banners and shouted slogans like "no man, no woman, no one is illegal" and "say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here". After the PVV leader gave up his flyer-campaign, he went to the province hall to speak with the PVV faction in the Provincial States. It is unclear whether this discussion is related to his former spokesperson and faction-leader Michael Heemels or the 175 thousand euros he stole from the faction.