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Climate activists target Amazon depots in Britain on ‘Black Friday’

TILBURY, England, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Climate activists focused 13 Amazon (AMZN.O) depots throughout Britain on “Black Friday” as a part of a protest in opposition to the e-commerce big, which the Extinction Rebellion group stated epitomised obsessive overconsumption.

“Black Friday epitomises an obsession with overconsumption that is not consistent with a liveable planet,” the group stated.

“Amazon and companies like it have capitalised on our desire for convenience and stoked rampant consumerism at the expense of the natural world,” it stated.

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A Reuters reporter at an Amazon depot at Tilbury docks in japanese England stated protesters had blocked the doorway.

Banners learn: “Black Friday exploits people and planet”, “Amazon crime” and “Infinite growth, finite planet.”

Extinction Rebellion stated blockades have been additionally being held at Amazon depots in cities together with Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol in addition to at depots in Germany and the Netherlands.

Amazon, which introduced the Black Friday low cost day to Britain in 2010, had no speedy remark.

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Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Henry Nicholls; further reporting by James Davey; enhancing by Costas Pitas and Paul Sandle

Woman with smartphone is seen in front of displayed Amazon logo in this illustration taken, July 30, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo

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