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A sad scene and one common in many parts of the world. What appears to be different is the overturning of the law which banned begging ... We have such a law, which bans begging, however it does not deter those in need ... Instead, their techniques have become more sophisticated. It is common for someone asking for money to walk along beside me, start a conversation, and only after several sentences into the conversation will they ask for money ... I understand the recommended approach, in my city, is to point those in need to shelters and agencies which can help.
Thanks for your comment, Denton. I think that you will find people begging no matter if there is a law against it or not.
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Stormel is 35 years old. She is Lothiane's neighbour and friend and has lived in Oslo since 2000.