Hooker fury at tours ban

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

AM­S­TER­DAM’S plans to scrap tours of its in­fa­mous red light dis­trict has come un­der fire – from PROS­TI­TUTES.

Sex work­ers claim the guided tours are good for busi­ness and help ed­u­cate prospec­tive pun­ters on how to treat them with re­spect.

Dutch au­thor­i­ties say the tours con­trib­ute to con­ges­tion in the nar­row, canal-side streets where scant­ily-clad sex work­ers sit be­hind win­dows to at­tract cus­tomers.

But sex work­ers’ union Proud says the ban will lead to may­hem.

One, who calls her­self Vel­vet, said: “With no guides peo­ple will wan­der into the area them­selves.

“They’ll gawk at the women in the win­dows and take pho­tos be­cause there is no one to in­form them how to be­have or what the rules are.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.