Metal spikes used to deter homeless people from sleeping outside buildings have provoked anger among Londoners.
People reacted furiously on Twitter after pictures emerged of the spikes outside a luxury apartment block in Southwark.
A petition calling on mayor Boris Johnson to have all anti-homeless spikes removed from London has already attracted more than 4,000 signatures since it was started at the weekend.
These Anti homeless studs are like the spikes they use to keep pigeons off buildings. The destitute now considered vermin.
— David Wells (@dagwells) June 7, 2014
@AmyDentata I know a more effective anti-homeless spike…. It’s called giving them a home
— Res Publica Austral (@ComradeAussie) June 6, 2014
The concept and use of of “anti-homeless floor spikes” absolutely breaks my heart.
— Jack Palmer (@jackpalmer88) June 7, 2014
Every time i see pics of the spikes London as put up everywhere to stop homeless people from sleeping there i feel sick. We are not humans!!
— Monica Alves (@MsMonicaAlves) June 9, 2014
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