Homelessness rise in London met with spikes

Mayor joins calls to remove 'anti-homeless' metal studs.


  1. Although the developers of the property have not confirmed the purpose of the spikes, many took to social media to express anger over their placement:
  2. Some also circulated a petition with more than 8,000 signatures, calling on the development company to remove the spikes. 

    Others shared photos of similar "spikes" found throughout the country: 
  3. Some defended the use of the spikes: 
  4. Others noted it wasn't the spikes, but homelessness itself that was the problem: 
  5. "Rough sleeping" has reportedly risen 75 per cent in London over the last three years. Crisis, a charity for single homeless people, said there were 2,029 people sleeping on the streets of London during the first quarter of 2014. 

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