Twitter users have picked up their pitchforks after a man advocating for pedophilia attempted to be included in Amsterdam Pride Week. While demonstrating in Amsterdam Vondelpark over the weekend, police confiscated the man’s flyers after the public began to protest.
“Love knows no age and should be celebrated,” is printed on the stacks of flyers. The man represents pedophile organisation “Kinderbevrijdingsfront” which campaigns for pedophilia to be widely accepted and supported.
Not true!!!!! It’s gay-pride. Just one sick pedoperson tries to jump in to propagate his sick seksual preference. People got mad. Police removed the man from the gay-pride. #pedopride is just an one person action.
— Lou (@kytesurfer) July 28, 2019
The flyers say that Pride Amsterdam “should welcome all sexual minorities” including “nepiophiles, pedophiles, hebephiles and ephebofiles.” (We would normally link to definitions of all these, but decided to let you guys contaminate your own web history instead.)
Pride Amsterdam were approached by the activist group to join in on the Pride festivities. However, Pride Amsterdam declined. “They are not part of Pride Amsterdam. We do not want our name to be associated with this”, a Pride spokesperson confirmed to Het Parool.
The man was not arrested but police confiscated the flyers to maintain public order after passerby’s began to protest. The man left of his own accord after the confiscation and is able to pick up the flyers from the police station.
— RJ (@Jolt27C39) July 27, 2019
He had received permission to demonstrate in Vondelpark in advance from the Public Prosecution Service, the police and the mayor.
“This man has indicated in advance that he wants to demonstrate in the Vondelpark,” Mayor Halsema’s spokesperson told NOS. “We find his message morally reprehensible, but we do not decide on the content.”
The Twitter account @pedopride has since been suspended. Pride Amsterdam is continuing its week-long celebrations.
— RJ (@Jolt27C39) July 29, 2019
Feature Image: PedoPride Twitter