The artists, Quincy Gario and Kno’Ledge Cesare, who were arrested last year during the arrival of Sinterklaas in Dordrecht—while wearing T-shirts printed with the text ‘Black Pete is racism’—are pleased with the opinion of the office of the public prosecutor that their arrest was unlawful.

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