Many of the prostitutes involved are African drug users who offer their services for only a few Euros.
The “dirty and degrading pictures of young women on their knees or with their backs to their customers” are commanding proof of the failure of measures against urban prostitution, according to Spanish newspaper ‘El Pais’.
Local residents and business leaders alike are fed up – Barcelona has a sex problem!
One shop worker revealed that she had to clean up used condoms in front of her store every morning.
“It is shameful. The girls do simply everything, they are hardly concealed by the parked trucks,” one cheesemonger said.
A night watchman, who can see the scandal on his surveillance screens, said he had to turn away again and again in disgust.
The area’s problem is that it does not provide appropriate premises, according to a spokeswoman from a citizens’ organisation.
And the police are powerless – even heavy punishments do not dissuade men and women from having sex in the streets.
bron: http://www.bild.de [3-9-2009]