Remember victims of Dutch colonialism


This is a Dutch video, recorded in Hoorn town. It is about the statue of seventeenth century Dutch colonial governor in Indonesia, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, in the local Roode Steen square.

From yayasan K.U.K.B. in the Netherlands:

Invitation light monument January 11, 2013, Friday 18:30 at the Roode Steen in Hoorn

Join the lighting of candles in memory of the thousands of victims of Dutch colonialism in Indonesia, Suriname, South Africa and other parts of the world.

Why thousands of candles? Because we will ignite them at the Roode Steen square in Hoorn around the statue of Jan Pieterszoon Coen. In 1621, Coen “ethnically cleansed” the Indonesian Banda Islands, where thousands (estimated 15,000) men, women and children were killed.

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