McDonald's in Hong Kong turned into shelters
Warm, round-the-clock and cheap food McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong involuntarily became shelters for numerous urban beggars who could not get even the most modest housing in the booming Asian metropolis with super-expensive apartments.
There are 235 restaurants in the city, and every night dozens of homeless people stay there to sleep. Restaurant staff can not do anything about it: they are trying to get rid of them, but they return again, writes The Daily Mail.
A series of photographs on this subject was made by photographer Suraj Katra, who visited, after midnight, a 24-hour restaurant in the Kowloon area. "It was sad and depressing to watch people drinking alcohol, smoking and trying to wash up in the toilet of McDonald's," - the photographer shares. The smells in the institution stood, he said, intolerable.
Katra spoke to some of the homeless, asking why they decided to spend the night here. To this he was most often told that they could not afford permanent housing, and McDonald's was the only place where they could rest.