Wilders "Stop Islam" tram wraps forbidden on Rotterdam public transit

Geert Wilders' "Stop Islam" tram wraps, Feb 2017
Geert Wilders' "Stop Islam" tram wraps, Feb 2017Photo: @geertwilderspvv / Twitter

Rotterdam public transport company RET denied the PVV and Geert Wilders' request to wrap anti-Islam banners around the city's trams. "We are a public transport company and politically neutral", a spokesperson said to NOS. According to the spokesperson, political messages on trams and buses does not suit the RET.

On Thursday morning Wilders posted a photo of the tram wraps on Twitter saying that he offered it to the RET. The wraps show a photo of Wilders and the slogan "Stop Islam". 

RET says that the advertising agency that handles advertising on Rotterdam trams approached the company with the tram wrap, and RET rejected it. If the agency is in doubt about an ad, it always asks the RET before making a decision, the spokesperson said.