Brussels to force homeless into shelters during cold snap

Brussels to force homeless into shelters during cold snap
 

Homeless people in Brussels could be detained overnight if they refuse shelter, as extremely low temperatures grip the Belgian capital.
At the weekend police in the Etterbeek suburb were asked to remove people from the street for their own protection.
The mayor of Brussels later issued a similar order in the city centre.
Like much of Europe, the city is going through a bitter cold spell and temperatures could fall to as low as -10C (14F) in the coming days.
Etterbeek Mayor Vincent De Wolf said people would be forced into shelters only "in cases of absolute necessity".
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26 February 2018 in World News, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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