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Inside Europe: Black Pete sparks more protests

There have been protests in the Netherlands over 'Black Pete.' That's the name given to the helpers who accompany the Dutch version of Santa Claus. People often daub their faces with black paint when they dress up to play the character because, according to folklore, Black Piet is a Moor from Spain. But many believe the character promotes racist stereotypes. Stefan Bos reports.

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