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Wilders' trial for inciting hatred to go ahead, court rules
The trial of Geert Wilders for inciting racial hatred will go ahead, judges said on Friday.
His lawyer, Geert-Jan Knoops had submitted a motion calling for the trial to stop, arguing that it would effectively be a political assessment of the manifesto of Wilders' far-right party, the PVV.
Knoops said that it was not customary for a court to rule on political issues.
But the court in The Hague rejected his motion on Friday, and Wilders will stand trial on October 31st for his role in a party rally in March 2014, where members called for 'fewer, fewer, fewer' Moroccans in the Netherlands.
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