The people behind the red and white alliance are angry because they think the wrong people are being remembered. The commemoration would not be about the Indian population, but about the people who occupied the country after World War II.
The national commemoration is dedicated to all victims of the Japanese occupation in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch East Indies was a Dutch colony at the time. “We commemorate all the victims of the war against Japan and the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies”, the National Remembrance August 15, 1945 wrote on their website. They will be commemorated tomorrow.
With the capitulation of Japan on August 15, 1945, World War II ended.
Since this morning, cleaners have been busy cleaning the monument in the Scheveningse Bosjes.