Alicante town hall goes easy on beggars

ALICANTE City Hall has decided to withdraw controversial measures regarding beggars which were included in a bylaw. It had instructions for the police to confiscate any money beggars were given by the public.

However, the police union wrote to the City Hall to complain, as did union UGT’s section for the local police arguing that it was ‘clearly unconstitutional’, as there is no law in Spain against begging.

 

The bylaw will now concentrate on prostitution and unofficial parking attendants.

 

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