Town moves to put drunks in glass enclosure
Politicians in a Swedish town have proposed building a glass enclosure in the main square so that alcoholics and drug users can socialise without causing a public disturbance.
The motion tabled this week by two local politicians in Falkoping, central Sweden, argued that people on the fringes of society should be able to enjoy public places, but not at the expense of others.
Despite Moderate Party politician Hakan Andersson's insistence that the box had everyone's best interests at heart, others disagreed. "This just feels like an updated version of a leper colony," local official Conny Johansson said. (© Independent News Service)