Climate Britain Protests

Activists from Extinction Rebellion block the entrance to the Amazon fulfilment centre, preventing lorries from entering or leaving on Black Friday, the global retail giant's busiest day of the year, in Tilbury, England, Friday Nov. 26, 2021. The group has targeted Amazon sites in Doncaster, Darlington, Dunfremline, Newcastle, Manchester, Peterborough, Derby, Coventry, Rugeley, Dartford, Bristol, Tilbury and Milton Keynes. (Ian West/PA via AP)

Climate activists blockaded Amazon warehouses in three European countries, on Friday, part of a global effort to pressure the ecommerce giant on one of its busiest days of the year to improve working conditions and end business practices that hurt the environment. 

Members of Extinction Rebellion targeted 13 Amazon fulfilment centers in the United Kingdom with the aim of disrupting 50% of the company’s deliveries on Black Friday, which marks the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season. They staged similar protests in Germany and the Netherlands. 

“The action is intended to draw attention to Amazon’s exploitative and environmentally destructive business practices, disregard for workers’ rights in the name of company profits, as well as the wastefulness of Black Friday,” the group said. It vowed to remain at the scene.

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