Saturday, 14 June 2014
The Power Of Peaceful Protest.
I deliberately haven't posted since Monday, June 9. Wanted to see if the petition to remove the anti-homeless spikes in London would see them removed.
The outrage, worldwide, was clear demonstration that there are still plenty of people who do care. Who understand that becoming homeless, a rough sleeper, can happen to any of us.
The petition has reached in excess of 130,000 supporters. The reaction to the cruel, callous situation of placing spikes to ward off the homeless at an apartment block and a Tesco supermarket in London, has been nothing short of overwhelming. I'm heartened. The thoughtful interaction via the comments in my previous post has made me believe that peaceful protest can make things happen.
I'm thrilled to report that the petition has worked! The offending spikes have been removed from the entrance to the London apartment building. The spikes you see below in the photo have gone.
If you want to find out further information about this triumph, here is an informative link : 'Anti-Homeless spikes' removed.
The offending London Tesco supermarket before.
And the results of the petition.