Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders is mobbed as he launches election campaign

Far-right populist politician Geert Wilders – who intends to ‘de-Islamise’ the Netherlands – has launched his election campaign today among tight security.

Groups of protesters gathered as the anti-Islam candidate, who has lived in hiding for more than a decade, launched his bid in Spijkenisse, a blue-collar suburb of Rotterdam.

Surrounded by police, Wilders today handed out fliers and posed for selfies with supporters at a market.