News of: Tuesday, October 18 2005,

Commemoration of Theo van Gogh assassination

On November 2 the assassination of Theo van Gogh will be commemorated at the place where he was killed, 1 year ago.

The ceremony will take place between 8.30 and 9am, on Linnaeusstraat near the Oosterpark in Amsterdam east, the location of the murder.

The prime-minister (Jan-Peter Balkenende) and mayor Job Cohen will be present. At the place of the murder flowers will be laid.

In the afternoon there is a debate in hotel Arena, and many other debates and discussions will be organized by many organizations throughout Amsterdam.