PVV banned on number plates


PVV, the short form of the name of the anti-Islam party Partij voor de Vrijheid, has been added to the list of banned abbreviations for new car number plates, the AD reports on Friday.

PVV joins NSB (the Dutch World War II pro Nazi party), KKK (Ku Klux Klan) and TBS (psychiatric prison) on a short list of banned words, the AD says.

PVV does not appear on the list on the vehicle licensing authority website.

The authority says the new Dutch number plate system, two numbers followed by three letters and one number, has opened up the way for 'socially unacceptable' words.

According to the paper, the authority has banned PVV because it could be insulting or encourage violence.

PVV leader Geert Wilders has asked the transport minister for an explanation.
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