Moderate the offensive tone of the Exeter Against Begging campaign
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Antisocial Behaviour

Moderate the offensive tone of the Exeter Against Begging campaign

    1. Tim King
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      Tim King

      Exeter, United Kingdom

The Exeter Against Begging campaign has caused significant offence by implying that all beggars are untrustworthy drug addicts undeserving of our respect or compassion. This simplistic portrayal of some of the most vulnerable in society does nothing to further social cohesion or address the complexity of the problems they face. Rather, it stokes fear and hatred and serves to further isolate and vilify those it purports to help. We demand that the current communications are withdrawn.

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    • John Katon EXETER UK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      it is stupid to label people in this way ! One day the CSO might be homeless too !

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    • Antony WALEY EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      People beg out of dire necessity.

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    • Emily Feesey EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      Because homeless people deserve respect just like every other human being. Stigmatising people does not help them get out of a situation it just causes conflict. See past the exterior, the problems, to the individual human being who deserves to be loved.

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    • kate fletcher PLYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      we live in a free and equal society. because some have fallen on their luck doesnt mean we should isolate and oppress them.

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    • kristina jenkins CULLOMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      Not everyone on the streets are drug users sone just feel they have no other option

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