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Remember Those ‘Anti-Homeless’ Spikes? Here’s What a Group Of Activists Did To FIGHT BACK!

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Remember the story earlier this week about spikes that were being placed in public places to deter homeless people from getting too comfortable? Well now the War on the Poor has taken a startling twist in the battle for human rights and dignity of the extremely impoverished and homeless.

London’s “anti-homeless” spikes have been around for some time, but recently they have been getting more and more international attention, thanks in large part to social media. This led to recently “Homes Not Spikes” protests, organized by Left Unity, where British activists raised their voices in defense of the rights and dignity of the homeless, to this morning’s “direct action” campaign to deter businesses and others from implementing the spikes.

This radical criminal action happened in the early hours of the morning, when activists dressed as construction workers through police for a loop as they poured concrete all over the metal spikes.

A left-wing activist group known as the London Black Revolutionaries have claimed responsibility for the action. Their first target was a Tesco Metro on Regent Street, but the group vowed that they would continue their illegal actions as long as the spikes remain.

For their part, Tesco have insisted that unlike other locations where the spikes have been used throughout London (and abroad), their use of the spikes is to deter smoking and drinking, not homeless people sleeping. Whether that is true or not, it hasn’t changed the fact that the spikes have positioned Tesco along with others who have openly targeted the homeless. Maybe that wasn’t their intention, maybe it was. But in any event, London Black Revolutionaries said they will target the spikes wherever they find them, because for the homeless the result is the same, regardless of the stated intention of those putting them up.

What do you think? Are London Black Revolutionaries justified in breaking what they see as an unjust law, or are they simply anti-social criminals? We leave it to you to decide.

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1 Comment on "Remember Those ‘Anti-Homeless’ Spikes? Here’s What a Group Of Activists Did To FIGHT BACK!"

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  1. Lucifer says:

    No, I do not think they’re justified. Breaking the law just because you feel you are ”justified” is a slippery slope. The homless should find a public area to sleep in. Everyone complaining should let the homless into their homes.

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