Some Anti-Homeless Spikes Have Been Removed Because People Just Kept Putting Cushions On Them

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In 2015, 'anti-homeless' spikes started sprouting up around the country, in the UK, to act as a deterrent to those trying to find somewhere to sleep rough, by making it uncomfortable or impossible to do so.

Even back then, people saw them as pretty barbaric structures, that punished people at their most vulnerable and demonised those just trying to get some sleep.

And they have still been popping up since then, and people are still disgusted by them.

After reading an article on the spikes, mum Jennie Platt, a Manchester resident, decided to take action, and took her sons down to the spot the spikes, instructing her boys to cover the aggressive spikes with pillows and blankets.

She told the BBC, 'This is not the Mancunian thing, it's not how we treat people.'

'I know they won't last and I knew they'll get wet, but the people who manage that building need to know how to treat people.'

Well, they may have got a bit soggy, but they certainly did the job.

In this particular instance, the company whose building the spikes were installed outside have taken action.

And the spikes have since been removed.

Hopefully this will send a message to any property developers out there to stop putting these barbaric deterrents on our streets.

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