Petition Against Strip Clubs Draws 'Too Few' Supporters
An NGO called the Foundation for the Protection of Family Values and Tradition said it will not hand over a petition calling for the city of Tallinn to refrain from leasing space to strip clubs or places thought to be brothels, as not enough people have signed it.
Varro Vooglaid, the head of the NGO, told Postimees on Monday that his group had underestimated the degree to which media attention would be absorbed by political races during the pre-elections period, and said that it will therefore not hand over the petition, which collected 3,000 signatures.
He added that the foundation will continue in its quest, but will rethink its strategy.
Residents, cultural figures and teachers at local schools held a rally against the prevalence of strip clubs in Tallinn's Old Town at the beginning of October, with protesters saying the shady establishments are not in line with the character of the historical district.
ETV estimated last year that there are a dozen such clubs in the Old Town.