#AceNewsReport – Nov.29: Activists across have staged Black Friday protests against Amazon, decrying consumerism and its impact on the environment: Dozens of protesters gathered outside the company’s French headquarters in Clichy, north of Paris.
Protesters also tried to blockade a shopping centre in Paris and a logistics centre near the eastern city of Lyon: In video from Lyon riot police can be seen dragging activists away.
The protests aim to disrupt Black Friday, a discount shopping day that activists have blamed for environmental damage: In response, Amazon told the BBC it respected the right to protest but disagreed with “the actions of these individuals”.
Why did the activists target Amazon?
Environmentalists have accused Amazon of accelerating climate change through its rapid delivery services, which they say contribute to greenhouse gases emissions: Amazon ships around 10 billion packages per year, according to Reuters news agency……………….To mitigate its impact on the climate, the US e-commerce company pledged to go net carbon neutral by 2040 by investing in electric delivery vans, among other initiatives.
Similar protests against Amazon erupted in other European countries, including Germany, where workers from six distribution centres staged a walkout over pay and conditions: The union Verdi, which called the strike, said its members’ hard work could not be bought for “knock-down prices”.
Some French lawmakers want to ban Black Friday because of its environmental impact, and Environment Minister Elisabeth Borne has warned against the “consumption frenzy” linked to the event: The shopping day began in the US on the Friday after Thanksgiving but in recent years spread to other countries.
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