Climate advocates aim Amazon yards in Britain on ‘Black Friday’
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On “Black Friday,” climate activists assaulted 13 Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) distribution centers across the United Kingdom in a protest against the e-commerce giant, which the Extinction Rebellion group claimed epitomized obsessive overconsumption.
“Black Friday epitomises an obsession with overconsumption that is not consistent with a liveable planet,” the group said.
“Amazon and companies like it have capitalised on our desire for convenience and stoked rampant consumerism at the expense of the natural world,” it said.
“Black Friday exploits people and the world,” “Amazon criminality,” and “Infinite expansion, finite planet” are among the slogans.
Blockades were also held at Amazon warehouses in Manchester, Newcastle, and Bristol, as well as in Germany and the Netherlands, according to Extinction Rebellion.
Amazon, which pioneered the Black Friday discount day in the United Kingdom in 2010, did not respond to a request for comment.
Story by : Norvisi Mawunyegah