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Dutch pro-blackface protesters sentenced for road block
By Jan HENNOP
The Hague, Nov 9, 2018 (AFP) - A Dutch court sentenced 34 supporters of a traditional Christmas-time blackface character to community service on Friday for blocking a road to stop an anti-racism protest.
"Zwarte Piet" or Black Pete appears annually in a gaudy medieval costume with a blackened face, red lips and an afro wig, handing out gifts to children as the sidekick to Saint Nicholas, or Sinterklaas as he is known in ...