Karin Bergkvist, legal advisor at the board, told news agency TT that they deemed that begging, just like street musicians, does not interfere with the public order. It only takes up a limited space and does not cause any serious inconveniences for the public and the public order.
Jimmy Jansson, the Social Democratic chairman of the municipal executive board in Eskilstuna, said that they will appeal the decision. He told Radio Sweden that they see this as an attempt to try to do something about the desperate situation that the people who are here begging
"We have decided that we want to put pressure on this issue... This is our last way of trying to find out what the Swedish law is able to do when it comes to people in this severe situation," Jansson said.