Protestors target Amazon on Black Friday

Activists across Europe and America have been targeting Amazon buildings on Black Friday.

The day of action has been staged by an international coalition of unions, equality and environmental groups called “Make Amazon Pay”.

The movement’s demands include making Amazon improve its pay, ending employee surveillance and union engagement.

Extension Rebellion, an environmental group, have also been blocking entrances to Amazon distribution centres in an unrelated separate protest.

Thirteen people have so far been arrested as the environmental activists went after Amazon on one of their busiest days of the year, targeting 13 UK sites, including the retail behemoth’s largest distribution centre in Fife, Scotland.

"Amazon takes too much and gives back too little”, claims the Make Amazon Pay coalition, which has been backed by former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

“Amazon could give each of its workers a Covid-19 bonus of $690,000 and still be as rich as it was at the start of the pandemic,” said War on Want, a group backing the Make Amazon Pay campaign.

Unfortunately for those workers, that’s not generally how the world works.

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