May 21, 2024
København, Denmark

Denmark’s Anti-begging Law Only Convicted Foreigners

Denmark’s Anti-begging Law Only Convicted Foreigners

Anti-begging regulation presented in 2017 has up until this point solely brought about feelings of unfamiliar residents, raising worries about police discrimination.


As per the new principles, an individual can be prosecuted for asking without earlier notice. One of the conditions for condemning is that the asking makes a ‘burden’ for individuals from the general population.


Newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad reports that 52 far off nationals, including 32 Romanians and something like five Bulgarians, have been indicted under the law, yet no Danes.


“The Minister of Justice [Søren Pape Poulsen, ed.] has on a few events clarified that difference should not happen comparable to the asking law,” Maja Løvbjerg Hansen of good cause Gadejuristen, which gives lawful assistance to oppressed people, told Kristeligt Dagblad.


“In any case, considering that master evaluations observe that portion of asking is by Danes, these new numbers recommend discrimination is happening in crafted by the police,” Hansen proceeded.


Copenhagen Police vice president administrator Jakob Søndergaard rejected any segregation, and said charges against Danes for violating the asking law were likewise approaching.


Martin Henriksen, the representative for migration issues with the egalitarian Danish People’s Party, told Kristeligt Dagblad he was satisfied to see the obvious slant in the figures and that the point of the law was to target outside nationals.


“We needed to target unfamiliar poor people from the beginning and would have jumped at the chance to see the law explicitly notice outsiders. It is great that the law is filling in as planned,” Henriksen said.


“For a long time, the quantity of unfamiliar destitute and poor people in Copenhagen and other huge towns has been overpowering. We have not tackled the issue 100%; however, we have made some amazing progress,” he added.

Danish law and worldwide shows forestall separation in view of the race.


Resistance groups Alternative and the Red-Green Alliance both expressed their anxiety that main unfamiliar residents have been sentenced under the law, as per the figures.


“I trust discrimination is not occurring, yet I dread it is,” Rosa Lund of the Red-Green Alliance told Kristeligt Dagblad.


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