The first people I spoke with in Istanbul mentioned the protests outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam. This demonstration had followed the Dutch authorities’ decision to disallow Turkish ministers entry into the Netherlands to campaign for the “yes” vote in the Turkish referendum. This didn’t surprise me, since the affair was international news. But what struck me … More Fieldwork blog: what do border-crossing videos do?
This week we set up a Facebook page for Feministen in Verzet and showed up at the International Women’s Day demonstration in the center of Amsterdam to spread our flyer against PEGIDA and for an anti-racist, inclusive feminism.
On January 23rd this year, I gathered a group of kindred spirits and we went to Spijkenisse, a small town near Rotterdam, to protest against Geert Wilders. Our protest ended up becoming national news.