Vienna supermarket's 'anti-homeless measures'
The Local · 24 Jun 2014, 13:19
Published: 24 Jun 2014 13:19 GMT+02:00
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There was a similar storm of protest in London, UK, after metal spikes were installed to deter homeless people from sleeping outside a block of flats - with pictures of the building going viral.
Anti-homeless spikes have also been installed outside supermarkets in London, but after an outcry from human rights campaigners, some of the spikes were removed.
However the trend seems to have spread, with a Billa supermarket in Vienna installing a barrier in front of a ventilation grill often used by homeless people to warm themselves in the cold Austrian winters, reported the Austrian daily newspaper Heute.