Extinction Rebellion campaign participants blocked Amazon Depot in a Black Friday protest.
Activists are reported to have blocked 13 sites nationwide, not just the fulfillment center in Dartford, Kent.
The group posted a video of a Dartford sit-in. Six activists were seen holding a flag stating “Black Friday exploits people and planets.”
Police are also working on protests at an Amazon warehouse in Tilbury, Essex.
Essex police tweeted. “We are protesting outside the Amazon warehouse on Windrush Road, Tilbury, and working with people on the ground to ensure safety.
“But we expect the turmoil to hit the morning rush hour and ask the driver to take into account some delays.”
The distribution center near Bristol is also blocked from 4am.
Protesters built a bamboo tower on the premises to completely block the two access roads.
In Manchester, activists have closed the road near the airport.
Greater Manchester transportation advises drivers to avoid Sanban cranes.
The police are currently on the scene.
Sites in Newcastle, Darlington and Dunfermline are also targeted.
XR South East UK tweeted, “Extinction Rebellion’s blockade #AMAZON Fulfillment Center holds #BlackFriday responsible for damages to #PeopleAndPlanet. #InfiniteGrowthFinitePlanet.”
But ferocious social media users have launched attacks-and blocking roads “just annoys people.”
“We can’t get as much public support as we stop going in and out of work.”
Amazon’s own figures from 2020 reveal that companies’ carbon emissions have increased by 19% year-on-year, despite the global shutdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Bristol live..
The company has promised to reach net zero by 2040 in 2019.
However, XR activists claim that “there is no evidence of how that will be achieved,” and the pledge does not include Amazon’s supply chain.
Black Friday turmoil blocked by Extinction Rebellion eco-warriors on 13 Amazon sites across the UK
SourceBlack Friday turmoil blocked by Extinction Rebellion eco-warriors on 13 Amazon sites across the UK