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Swedish tourists save money by begging

Published måndag 29 december 2014 kl 20.44

Penny-pinching Swedish backpackers are begging on the streets of Melbourne to add to their travel funds, much to the annoyance of the Australian authorities, newspaper Herald Sun reports.

International tourists, most of them German or Swedish men in their 20s, make up a third of Melbourne's beggars, according to the newspaper. Local authorities and charity organizations have seen a spike in the number of international beggars during the holiday season.

The newspaper reports that tourists have been pitching illegal camps in car parks and lined up for services feeding Melbourne's homeless in order to save cash.

Salvation Army Major Brendan Nottle asked people no to give money to the beggars, but rather offer a meal if they want to be charitable.

Begging is illegal in the state of Victoria.

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