CITY MOURNS LOSS OF ‘I AM­S­TER­DAM’ SIGN

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The red and white “I Am­s­ter­dam” let­ters in front of the Ri­jksmu­seum in the Dutch cap­i­tal have been re­moved in a shock to selfie-tak­ing tourists.

“The mes­sage of ‘I Am­s­ter­dam’ is that we are all in­di­vid­u­als in the city,” said Femke Roosma, Am­s­ter­dam leader of the left-wing GroenLinks party be­hind the de­ci­sion. “We want to show some­thing dif­fer­ent: diver­sity, tol­er­ance, sol­i­dar­ity.”

The re­moval has not gone down well with Dutch vot­ers. Ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey by poll­ster Mau­rice de Hond, 66 per cent of Am­s­ter­dam res­i­dents

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