Nice votes on law that bans beggars

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The Independent Online
Residents of Nice voted on whether to keep or cancel a seasonal begging ban, a law condemned by human rights groups.

The mayor, Jacques Peyrat, a former member of the far-right National Front, asked Nice's 230,000 citizens to endorse the prohibition, saying it was needed to stop beggars from hassling holiday-makers in the city. Nice - AP