The Christian Democrat political party's devision here in Amsterdam wants to get rid of the city's graffiti problem. (Do we have one?) They are requesting civilians to send in photographs of walls defaced with graffiti to start their own blackbook. Helas not to show it to graff writers, but to convince the city counsil that graffiti is vandalism and needs to be destroyed.
I would like to suggest to Maurice Limmen of CDA Amsterdam, to go have a look around f.i. in Kopenhagen, Berlin or Rome and compare our city's graffiti to the amount over there. Or check photo's of the Amsterdam streets in the 1980's.
I do not understand why one politician creates so much negative energy for himself and the city over the little amount of graffiti in Amsterdam.
Why not get rid of the big billboards and roof high scaffold advertisements everywhere?