Climate activists target Amazon depots in Britain on 'Black Friday'

"Black Friday epitomises an obsession with overconsumption that is not consistent with a liveable planet," the group said

  
Woman with smartphone is seen in front of displayed Amazon logo in this illustration taken, July 30, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

Woman with smartphone is seen in front of displayed Amazon logo in this illustration taken, July 30, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

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TILBURY, England  - Climate activists targetted 15 Amazon depots across Britain on "Black Friday" as part of a protest against the e-commerce giant, which the Extinction Rebellion group said epitomised an obsessive overconsumption.

"Black Friday epitomises an obsession with overconsumption that is not consistent with a liveable planet," the group said.

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

A Reuters reporter at an Amazon depot at Tilbury docks in eastern England said protesters had blocked the entrance.

Banners read: "Black Fridays exploits people and planet", "Amazon crime" and "Infinite growth, finite planet."

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Henry Nicholls; editing by Costas Pitas and Paul Sandle) ((guy.faulconbridge@thomsonreuters.com; 07825218698;))


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