Amsterdam – A video was shared on Telegram of a text projected on the Hemweg power station in the Western Docklands in Amsterdam last Tuesday. It read “Love and make white babies” and “RIP Dresden” for several minutes.
‘RIP Dresden’ refers to the bombing of Dresden in the night of 13 to 14 February 1945 by the Allies, in which tens of thousands of Germans died. In extreme right-wing circles, the bombing is seen as a war crime. The police are aware of the video and are investigating the projection.
Vattenfall, the owner of the Hemweg power station, says it will still check the authenticity of the video and ’emphatically distance itself from this disgraceful message that is linked online to our power station’. “We have informed the police about this and will check extra ourselves that this does not happen again. If it was projected, it looks like it was done from the highway, so from a place outside our terrain.”
Last Friday, a video was also published on Telegram showing images of a projection on the Anne Frank House: ‘Anne Frank inventor of the ballpoint pen’ was projected on the evening of Monday 6 February with a laser on the modern part of the Anne Frank House.
Earlier, a right-wing extremist group projected texts on the Erasmus Bridge during New Year’s Eve. It then read ‘White Lives Matter’ and ‘Vrolijk Blank 2023’. A reference to an anti-Semitic site was also projected, as well as the Fourteen words , a short text that has an important status in neo-Nazi circles and means: ‘We must ensure the existence of our people and a future for white children.’