Extinction Rebellion target Amazon UK hubs with blockades on Black Friday

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  • Scores of Extinction Rebellion activists have locked themselves away from each other and assembled structures outside Amazon distribution sites.
  • They aim to disrupt Amazon on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
  • Protests also took place outside Amazon warehouses in the Netherlands and Germany.

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Protesters from the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked Amazon distribution centers across the UK on Friday as part of an effort to stop the e-commerce giant from shipping Black Friday orders.

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Scores of Extinction Rebellion activists have locked themselves away from each other and assembled structures outside Amazon’s distribution sites, causing disruption on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

It is not clear how many Amazon’s delivery will now be delayed due to protests.

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The climate change campaign group said it wanted to draw attention to Amazon’s treatment of its employees and dysfunctional business practices.

Activists blocked 13 distribution centers across the UK, including the company’s largest UK warehouse in Dunfermline, Scotland.

Extinction Rebellion wrote on Twitter, “If everyone understands the mass death, destruction and chaos that ensues down the track, millions will be on the streets demanding action and getting it done.”

The group said: “Direct action is also a way for ordinary people to do what governments should – stop, or at least stop, such as prevent harm caused by people.” @JeffBezos,

Other sites targeted by Extinction Rebellion include Doncaster, Darlington, Newcastle upon Tyne, Manchester, Peterborough, Derby, Coventry, Rugeley, Dartford, Bristol, Tilbury and Milton Keynes.

Protests also took place outside Amazon warehouses in the Netherlands and Germany.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a Businesshala request for comment.

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