The participants of the tour held a two-minute silence at 6:06 PM at the statue of Fortuyn. At that time, Volkert van der G. shot the politician dead at the Media Park in Hilversum.
The silence was disturbed by a group of people who started calling out to the people who were commemorating Fortuyn. There was a confrontation, in which one person was certainly injured. The police have arrested two people for disturbing the peace, they are still in custody.
Before the incident, flowers had been laid at the statue and several people gave a speech, including Simon Fortuyn, a brother of Pim.
“We have worked on it for years. To remove that label that was on his forehead, to remove it. And now, twenty years later, there is rehabilitation and I am very happy with that. People now talk about Pim very differently. , about his analyzes and about his ideas,” says Simon Fortuyn.