Slavery commemoration marred by protests

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Every year, the Surinamese and Caribbean communities gather to mark the Netherlands’ past as a slave-trading nation. This year there were also protests.

The two communities are furious that the Dutch government is cutting its subsidy to the National Institute for the Study of Dutch slavery and its legacy. The institute was established 10 years ago to carry out research on Dutch slavery. It's also seen as recognition of Dutch involvement in the slave trade.