Anti-racism activist sentenced after being choked by police

Anti-Black Pete activist Jerry Afriyie has been sentenced to pay damages for resisting arrest. Afriyie protested against ‘Black Pete’ at the 2014 Sinterklaasintocht in Gouda, but was violently arrested for wearing a t-shirt that stated ‘Black Pete is racism‘. According to the public prosecutor, Afriyie should not have resisted the violent arrest.

According to police, Afriyie was arrested in 2014 because his protest would cause direct danger. Another 89 people were arrested that day, but Afriyie is the only one who has to appear before the court. According to police, Afriyie pushed police and pinched one officer’s leg as he was being arrested.

The court in The Hague ruled last year that police had indeed used too much violence during the arrest and that there had never been any actual direct danger. The public prosecutor disagreed and appealed the ruling. Afriyie now has to pay 500 euro for damages to the officers who violently arrested him, and on top of that received a conditional fine of 500 euros.

CW: In the video, Afriyie can be heard screaming “Ik kan niet ademen”, “I can’t breathe“.

7 thoughts on “Anti-racism activist sentenced after being choked by police

  1. Geirr

    BHV les 1: Iemand die schreeuwt dat hij niet kan ademen ademt. Want hij praat. Ik snap wel dat er koel op gereageerd wordt. Dat wil niet zeggen dat er eventueel te heftig opgetreden wordt overigens. Maar dat ga ik niet beoordelen. Buiten dat om: Je verzetten tegen arrestatie is dom. En zinloos. Dit is geen dictatuur waar je bij arrestatie verdwijnt ofzo.

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  3. Stephen Parkin

    Kan niet genoeg ademen: mensen die hebben geklaagd om niet in staat te ademen als ze door de politie verstoord zijn, zijn vervolgens door zuurstofgebrek gestorven. Weerstaan om te arresteren, simpelweg dring om te kunnen ademen. Vergeet mijn google trans Dutch

  4. Anonymous

    Dit doet me denken aan die koppen die je ziet over de Palestijnen. Twee palestijnse slachtoffers kopt het dan. Vergeten te vertellen dat de twee geinspireerd door mohammed op de politie probeerde in te steken. ‘strike into the neks of the unbeliever’ staat het in dat boek. Dankzij links kan je niet eens druk zetten op dat geloof. Of op de onderdrukking via eercultuur beginnend bij het hoofddoekje. Links is verantwoordelijk voor veel menselijk leed tegenwoordig. Maar doordat de pers links domineert worden ze nooit afgerekend daarop.

  5. Anonymous

    Huh why is Jordan Peterson deleted? Who just like Femke Halsema, correctly warns for the dangerous effects of creating group guilt? Not for nothing Erdogan, Denk and Islamists use divisional tactics of identity politics. Things will only get worse by this ideology even Femke Halsema from a party I find quite extreme, knows that identity politics only create problems. Like Martin Luther King said in his I have a dream speech, we should treat eachother without looking at color. That you can’t say what King said anymore shows how extreme things have become at the left. Also Jordan Peterson ofcourse lost friends and got deaththreats, like this is the usual treatment for conservatives nowadays.

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