Sweden: Beggars Occupy Business Parking Lot

At Flextrum in Lund, the company has tried to take back their parking lot for almost a year now due to beggars. From the community and state, there does not seem to be any help offered, so the decision may end up being to move the company. Maud Rahm is CEO for Flextrus and represents Å & R Carton who rents two parking slots by the community for their employees. She says to Sydsvenskan that the community now has to choose what they prioritize most.

The beggars park their cars on the parking lot, live in them and even make fires from them (cooking food?). Flextrus manufactures packaging materials and the activity does not go well with smoke, which would mean a risk of fire if the smoke made its way inside the ventilation. According to Rahm, they have goods worth millions that does not tolerate smoke at all.
The company early on told the beggars that they could not park in the lot as they saw fit, and in the last half-year, even the property owner had to be involved who made several complaints to the police about unlawful fires and vandalism.

We have done as one should. First we talked to them and told them kindly not to occupy the area. There was no effect. They have been there for almost a full year. There’s never been as many beggars as now.

And the trust with community and the police is not the best.

I don’t think they know what to do. This is so incredibly strange. This is something we rent and pay for and we cannot stay there. To me it is rather an odd situation. I feel as if nobody is doing anything about this. Nobody wants to handle it. We’re trying to be fair, but this is not how it should be.


Note to our readers- Beggars is a common Swedish term for the Roma.

  • Exile1981

    It seems to be getting worse. The second you have police unwilling to enforce the law against illegal invaders you have no nation any more.

    • Alain

      Right you are and we have seen the same in Canada. Caledonia comes to mind.

      • Exile1981

        I was at a clients in Calgary on the start of ramadon and the muzzies filled the private parking lot of their office and blocked the street for 2 blocks with cars just parked in the street and on the lawn of their building because they across from the huge mega mosque.

        • Alain

          I have to wonder why did the owners of the private parking lot not have the cars towed away. I can see how the cops would dare not deal with the illegally parked cars in the street, which is the issue but not the owners of the private parking lot.

  • Martin B

    Move the company to a country that hasn’t surrendered to beggars & Mohammedans.

    • Alain

      It is getting harder and harder to find such a place.

  • Hard Little Machine

    IKEA 2.0

  • Brett_McS

    Tow trucks?

    • Alain

      And water canons to clean up the filth.

  • Gettingby

    Jerry cans of gasoline and 500 citizens with lighters will fix the problem.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I’m hearing the world’s saddest gypsy rhapsody being playing on the world’s tiniest violin. It’s the small, unique sound of “dying breaths” that haunt the melody…

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    That plague of beggars are over here too,the welfare offices are full of them,for years they cant find a job, some of them pretending to be crazy so they more money,Canada needs to do something too,send all those losers to clean the streets ,making them do something for all the money they take away from taxpayers.