Westerkerk / Wester Church

On April 6, 1968 there was a memorial service to pay tribute to Martin Luther King, attended by 1800 people. The day after a silent protest march with 400 people ended at the Westermarkt at the foot of the Wester Church (Westerkerk). People were carrying slogans like "America this was your last chance, this is war you declare to us", "Nonviolence and Civil Rights", "Who sows napalm, will reap violence", "If you don't listen??? We burn baby, and be killed". After the march, performer Otto Sterman read a poem. On this site also the Anne Frank house and the Gay Monument (Homomonument) are located, a meaningful place, to think about diversity and inclusivity.

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