The people had been asked to leave several times, according to the police. They were arrested because they did not comply.
Around 10 a.m. about fifty to sixty people gathered to demonstrate against Zwarte Piet in Breda. They reinforce their words with signs with texts such as ‘my house and hair are not a costume’ and ‘racism is not a children’s party’.
In the adjacent Valkenberg, parents and children pour in to welcome Sinterklaas. This all happens in a friendly atmosphere. The police are present in large numbers: about forty weapons keep an eye on things. In the police force that is on its feet, five officers from Amsterdam from the Caribbean Network. They participate in all Kick Out Zwarte Piet demos.
They even performed after 11 a.m. and prevented a confrontation. A form Bredanaars towards the demonstrators and shouted ‘stay out of our city and let’s celebrate’. Part was from NAC’s hard core. They were stopped by the police and left.