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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Black Pete controversy: Protests against disputed tradition cancelled” – below is their description.
The controversial Dutch Christmas tradition of Black Pete has increasingly led to violent confrontations across the Netherlands. It involves a white person dressing up as a Black helper for Santa Claus and is widely considered to be racist. Protests against the tradition have been cancelled out of fear for people’s safety. Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Amsterdam, Netherlands. –Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa, is a legendary character originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved children on the night of Christmas Eve (24 December) or during the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December.