Kerwin Commemoration, Amsterdam 2008 Aug 20

Kerwin Commemoration, Amsterdam 2008 Aug 20

Amsterdam2008, Aug 20: De Dam square, commemoration of Kerwin.

Mr. Cohen, Mayer of Amsterdam attended this ceremony.

About Kerwin (from poem book about Kerwin):

1983 August 20, Holland was shaken out of complacency.

The Media reported that Kerwin, an Antillian boy

of 15 years old, had been murdered.

His killer was a skinhead with words '100% White' tattooed on

his arm.  

' He was a dirty nigger, he shouldn't give me such dirty look'.

This was the boy's justification for his deed.

In the Netherlands Kerwin has become a symbol of the struggle against racism.