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It is located next to North Station, one of the three main train stations in Brussels.
Although widely tolerated by police and local authorities, this neighborhood has at times been a target of joint government/police efforts to track down human trafficking operatives, mostly aimed at breaking up criminal networks that lure young women from central and eastern European countries with the promise of a better life in the West.
Non-profit associations also operate in the area, mainly women's groups providing support and counseling to prostitutes.
The street is also known for inexpensive lodging.
- List of streets of Schaerbeek
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