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."
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.