New Trend? London Apartment Buildings Install Spikes to Keep the Homeless Away
Man, this is just mean and hateful. What’s next? An officially sanctioned caste system?
Metal spikes have been installed outside a block of luxury flats in London to deter homeless people from sleeping there.
But the installation of the studs has provoked criticism from some after a picture was uploaded to Twitter, the social networking site.
Users said the use of the studs meant homeless people were being treated the same way as pigeons, as similar metal spikes are used to deter them.
Andrew Horton, 33, of Woking, Surrey, took the picture of the inch long studs in outside the flats on Southwark Bridge Road as he walked to work on Wednesday.
Mr Horton said: “I can’t say for certain but it certainly looked like they were placed there to deter homeless people.
David Wells said on Twitter: “These Anti homeless studs are like the spikes they use to keep pigeons off buildings. The destitute now considered vermin [sic].
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