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Posted by: thaiga
« on: February 17, 2015, 12:40:11 PM »

Anonymous - Message to Selfridges Manchester regarding anti homeless spikes

Anonymous - Message to Selfridges Manchester regarding anti homeless spikes

Homeless man slams Selfridges after department store installs spikes 'to prevent rough sleepers'

John Jones has challenged bosses of the upmarket store - who insist the spikes are to tackle people who smoke and litter - to spend a night on the streets with him

A homeless man who beds down every night just yards from Selfridges has hit out at the high-end department store for installing "anti-homeless" spikes.

John Jones has now invited bosses of the department store to come and spend a night with him on the streets.

More than 3,000 people have now signed a petition urging the department store to remove the studs from outside the Manchester store.

Bosses claim they have been installed to stop people smoking and littering, the Manchester Evening News reports.

But the 29-year-old believes they want to deter the homeless from begging or sleeping there as they are "bad for their image".

Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 14, 2014, 01:06:29 PM »

'Anti-homeless' spikes removed from flat block in Southwark after outrage

Two sets of 'anti-homeless person' spikes have now been removed from sites in London after campaigners declared their use was "inhumane".

Removal: the spikes were taken away from Regent Street (Picture: Left Unity)

Pointed metal studs outside a block of flats in Southwark and a similar rows of studs on a ledge outside a Tesco store in the West End have both reportedly been covered over or removed within the last 24 hours.

The move comes after pictures of them circulated on social media last weekend sparked outrage and a high-profile petition to ban them.

Posted by: Roger
« on: June 09, 2014, 08:56:46 PM »

Well Johnnie thanks for the great pics - you show that unless your a fakir, the spikes are still a problem !
TT - good swipe at the Labour Party and as a Socialist, (spending his own money only), I despair of these Labour Party tw*ts. (Twits)
Just wait until the first kiddy hits his head on one of these spikes - or can we foresee that and act before it happens.
The spikes are disgraceful IMO
Posted by: Taman Tun
« on: June 09, 2014, 07:01:40 PM »

Roger, it is interesting to note that the Labour Party are using similar devices outside their Headquarters. This is from Guido:-

Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: June 09, 2014, 05:33:41 PM »

Could be to accommodate fakirs.

Posted by: Roger
« on: June 09, 2014, 04:26:30 PM »

An appalling story from the UK -  the outside porch floors around some doorways in London have been fitted with 3" metal protruding spikes to deter the homeless from sleeping there.
Understanding that no-one wants the homeless at their own front door of course, nevertheless this action IMO shows supreme arrogance and indifference. Also while I'm not usually one to bang the Health and Safety drum, a dozen or more spikes protruding from concrete are surely a real risk to the elderly, kids, drinkers and anyone tripping up for any reason.