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More than 120,000 people had signed a petition to get 'anti-homeless' metal spikes removed from outside a block of flats in Southwark. Bianca Todd of Left Unity, which has led opposition said it was a great victory:
_"Everyone who has campaigned on this issue has sent a message that anti-homeless spikes are not OK anywhere.
_"Homeless people need homes, not spikes. Any company putting in anti-homeless spikes in the future should know that they will make themselves a target for protest."
Latest images show the spikes installed outside a Southwark block of flats have now been covered over.
The council has praised the decision to remove spikes designed to stop homeless people sleeping outside a block of flats in Southwark, saying 'people sleeping rough should be treated with dignity and respect, and not with spikes.'
It's been reported spikes designed to discourage rough sleepers outside Southwark flats have now been covered over. ITV News first reported the metal studs after a Twitter row erupted last weekend.
Tesco is removing controversial "anti-social behaviour" studs from windows at its Regents St store. The company says the studs were "misinterpreted" as anti-homeless in the wake of the row over spikes outside flats in Southwark.
The studs were covered in concrete by activists last night. The move comes ahead of a planned protest outside the Tesco Metro at 6pm.
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The studs on windows of the Regent St branch of Tesco Metro were last night covered in concrete by activists.
The mayor demanded the removal of a dozen metal studs which were installed at the entrance to flats in Southwark.