Racist texts projected onto Eindhoven city hall
Racist texts were briefly projected onto the Eindhoven city hall on Monday evening. The projection included racist texts like “Keep Lampegat white” and “We must secure the survival of our People and a future for White Children,” translated from Dutch, an eyewitness told Omroep Brabant.
The projection also showed links to a conspiracy website and the text “Alaaf on behalf of White Netherlands.” Alaaf is a greeting used during carnival in Noord-Brabant and Limburg.
De Erasmusbrugracisten zijn weer bezig. Dit keer tijdens carnaval in Eindhoven. Met teksten als "houd Lampegat blank". Politie is op dit moment aan het zoeken waar het vandaan komt. pic.twitter.com/ATCLMuKIgg— Oscar van Oorschot ツ (@NonstopOscar) February 20, 2023
According to the witness, the projection started at around 10:30 p.m. and lasted about five minutes. “I was sitting on a spot near Stratumseind when I saw it,” he said to the newspaper. “I don’t think many people noticed it, but the police did. Police officers quickly responded to it.”
By 7:25 a.m. on Tuesday, the police hadn’t said anything about the projection on their social media channels. So it is unclear whether they arrested anyone. A spokesperson for the municipality of Eindhoven told Omroep Brabant that the city would investigate.
Similar incidents already happened in Rotterdam and Amsterdam earlier this year. Racist texts were projected onto the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam on New Year’s Eve, and anti-Semitic texts shone on the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam earlier this month.