May 31, 2019 / 10:14 AM / a year ago

Dutch far-right politician Wilders says Twitter has blocked his account

AMSTERDAM, May 31 (Reuters) - Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders said on Friday that Twitter has blocked his account for "hateful behaviour".

Wilders, a lawmaker best known for his anti-Islam stance, said in a statement the ban was temporary but might be made permanent.

He identified the tweet that led to his block as one in which he referred to a progressive political party as "suckers...who import ever more Islam and then weep crocodile tears over the consequences, such as honour killings." (Reporting by Toby Sterling Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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