Stir over anti-begging ad for tourists in Stockholm

A controversial anti-begging advertising campaign directed at foreign tourists in Stockholm stirred tense debate in Sweden on Monday.

Commuters travelling via the underground station Östermalmstorg in central Stockholm on Monday were met with huge signs in English apologizing for begging in the capital in a campaign launched by the nationalist Sweden Democrat party.

Sweden has experienced a surge in EU migrants – mostly from Romania and Bulgaria – begging on streets around the country, with one study suggesting they have doubled to 4,000 people over the past year, although recent figures suggested the number has declined in the capital.

  • Icebow

    I wish the Sweden Democrats well against the Scandipinko infestation.

    • They are gaining, I hope they do reclaim their nation from the Nazi multiculturalists.

  • FactsWillOut

    Outlaw begging! That will fix things! As long as we ban enough forms of behaviour, we can’t lose!
    Sieg Heil!

  • Millie_Woods

    The numbers have declined in the capital because the ‘authorities’ are pushing the migrants out into the towns and villages. See the next story for an example.

  • African

    The better deal with the bombers first and later think about the beggars.

  • Correct me if I’m wrong but weren’t these wastrels invited to Sweden?

    If so, no pity.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    We should have an opinion here in Canada first,Im just having a drink at Tim Hortoms and I saw 4 baggers in 5 minutes

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Did you mean a beggar?
      See, even Canada needs “death squads”!

      • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

        Canada needs a province for beggars only,ship them to the north pole and see how the will survive.

  • Justin St.Denis

    In Toronto, I have seen beggars sitting on the sidewalk with a dog, a cellphone, an iPad, and a little box to hold “contributions”.


  • Drunk_by_Noon

    If the beggars were not really a problem, nobody would care.
    However, people care, because they ARE a problem.

    • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

      They are a real problem,they dont let you have a moment of peace anywhere on the streets, restaurants, malls trains etc

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        When you say “no”, what do they do?

        • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

          They get mad and upset to me, that Im not stupid to work for them.

          • David Murrell

            You might try learning to spell, as a start.