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Amsterdam: Silent march for murdered prostitute

DutchAmsterdam.nl — Prostitutes, friends and family members of a prostitute murdered in Amsterdam’s Red Light District last week are holding a silent march in her memory today.

Belle, statue in honor of prostitutes
Belle, statue in honor of prostitutes around the world
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‘Berti,’ a 19-year-old woman from Hungary, was stabbed to death in her work room as she was about to leave for home.

A 46-year-old man arrested Monday on suspicion of being involved with the crime is still in police custody.

The silent march will commence at 1 pm (13:00) at the statue of Belle on Oudekerksplein. The statue, in honor of prostitutes around the world, was unveiled in April, 2007.

The march will pauze at Oudezijds Achterburgwal 38, where Berti was murdered. Organizers of the march told local newspaper Het Parool that Hungarian tradition for an event such as this calls for lots of flowers. The flowers will be left in front of Berti’s room.

The march will then continue to the nearby Salvation Army building, where at 2 pm (14:00) a remembrance service will be held.

This Google Map shows the locations mentioned in this article.

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