Sinterklaas: Dutch protests over Black Pete festival-goers

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Anti-racism campaigners have held protests in cities across the Netherlands during Sinterklaas – a festival celebrating the arrival of Saint Nicholas, traditionally accompanied by his helper Black Pete.

In the town of Apeldoorn, police separated crowds of onlookers from groups of demonstrators who want authorities to ban the use of black face paint to portray the character of Black Pete.

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